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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: SQ, JNJ, ZEN

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Square Inc (Symbol: SQ), where a total of 42,422 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 4.2 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 49.3% of SQ's average daily trading volume over the past month of 8.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $74 strike call option expiring April 18, 2019, with 2,626 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 262,600 underlying shares of SQ. Below is a chart showing SQ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $74 strike highlighted in orange:

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Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ) options are showing a volume of 26,916 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 48.6% of JNJ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $140 strike call option expiring April 18, 2019, with 2,080 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 208,000 underlying shares of JNJ. Below is a chart showing JNJ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Zendesk Inc (Symbol: ZEN) saw options trading volume of 6,089 contracts, representing approximately 608,900 underlying shares or approximately 45.8% of ZEN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $85 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019, with 4,824 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 482,400 underlying shares of ZEN. Below is a chart showing ZEN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for SQ options, JNJ options, or ZEN options, visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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