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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: MKC, ICE, MCHP

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in McCormick & Co Inc (Symbol: MKC), where a total of 3,405 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 340,500 underlying shares. That amounts to about 46.3% of MKC's average daily trading volume over the past month of 735,990 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $155 strike call option expiring July 19, 2019, with 2,352 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 235,200 underlying shares of MKC. Below is a chart showing MKC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $155 strike highlighted in orange:

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Intercontinental Exchange Inc (Symbol: ICE) options are showing a volume of 10,553 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.2% of ICE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $77.50 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 5,093 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 509,300 underlying shares of ICE. Below is a chart showing ICE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $77.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Microchip Technology Inc (Symbol: MCHP) options are showing a volume of 11,274 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.1% of MCHP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $80 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 5,005 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 500,500 underlying shares of MCHP. Below is a chart showing MCHP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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