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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: NVDA, GOOG, BA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in NVIDIA Corp (Symbol: NVDA), where a total volume of 140,205 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 14.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 118.7% of NVDA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 11.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $220 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019, with 11,100 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of NVDA. Below is a chart showing NVDA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $220 strike highlighted in orange:

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Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOG) saw options trading volume of 16,217 contracts, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares or approximately 100.7% of GOOG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1080 strike put option expiring June 14, 2019, with 788 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 78,800 underlying shares of GOOG. Below is a chart showing GOOG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1080 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Boeing Co. (Symbol: BA) saw options trading volume of 36,802 contracts, representing approximately 3.7 million underlying shares or approximately 96.9% of BA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $345 strike call option expiring June 14, 2019, with 3,293 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 329,300 underlying shares of BA. Below is a chart showing BA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $345 strike highlighted in orange:

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