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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: BKNG, MS, IBM

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Booking Holdings Inc (Symbol: BKNG), where a total of 11,718 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 294.9% of BKNG's average daily trading volume over the past month of 397,385 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $2100 strike call option expiring June 01, 2018 , with 204 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 20,400 underlying shares of BKNG. Below is a chart showing BKNG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2100 strike highlighted in orange:

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Morgan Stanley (Symbol: MS) options are showing a volume of 79,240 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 7.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 105% of MS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $48 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 11,276 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of MS. Below is a chart showing MS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $48 strike highlighted in orange:

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And International Business Machines Corp (Symbol: IBM) options are showing a volume of 27,300 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 71.2% of IBM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $150 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 1,676 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 167,600 underlying shares of IBM. Below is a chart showing IBM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $150 strike highlighted in orange:

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