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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: DE, JWN, CBOE

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Deere & Co. (Symbol: DE), where a total volume of 20,420 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 97.1% of DE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $165 strike call option expiring July 19, 2019, with 5,268 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 526,800 underlying shares of DE. Below is a chart showing DE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $165 strike highlighted in orange:

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Nordstrom, Inc. (Symbol: JWN) options are showing a volume of 37,065 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 79% of JWN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $32.50 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 9,085 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 908,500 underlying shares of JWN. Below is a chart showing JWN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $32.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Cboe Global Markets Inc (Symbol: CBOE) options are showing a volume of 4,044 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 404,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 58.9% of CBOE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 686,240 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $107 strike call option expiring June 28, 2019, with 1,943 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 194,300 underlying shares of CBOE. Below is a chart showing CBOE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $107 strike highlighted in orange:

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