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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: BBY, AAPL, HAL

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Best Buy Inc (Symbol: BBY), where a total of 23,448 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.3 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 67% of BBY's average daily trading volume over the past month of 3.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 11,361 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of BBY. Below is a chart showing BBY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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Apple Inc (Symbol: AAPL) saw options trading volume of 189,642 contracts, representing approximately 19.0 million underlying shares or approximately 63.4% of AAPL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 29.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $195 strike call option expiring June 14, 2019, with 14,445 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares of AAPL. Below is a chart showing AAPL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $195 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Halliburton Company (Symbol: HAL) options are showing a volume of 70,754 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 7.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 57.9% of HAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 12.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $32.50 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019, with 10,010 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of HAL. Below is a chart showing HAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $32.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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