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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: WMT, MAR, ULTA

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Walmart Inc (Symbol: WMT), where a total of 21,929 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.2 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 54.4% of WMT's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $119 strike call option expiring November 15, 2019, with 3,868 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 386,800 underlying shares of WMT. Below is a chart showing WMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $119 strike highlighted in orange:

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Marriott International, Inc. (Symbol: MAR) options are showing a volume of 7,175 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 717,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.5% of MAR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $132 strike call option expiring November 08, 2019, with 1,105 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 110,500 underlying shares of MAR. Below is a chart showing MAR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $132 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Ulta Beauty Inc (Symbol: ULTA) saw options trading volume of 6,710 contracts, representing approximately 671,000 underlying shares or approximately 51.4% of ULTA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $200 strike put option expiring December 20, 2019, with 1,086 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 108,600 underlying shares of ULTA. Below is a chart showing ULTA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $200 strike highlighted in orange:

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