Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: KLAC, SPG, BLK

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in KLA Corp (Symbol: KLAC), where a total volume of 7,073 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 707,300 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 52.3% of KLAC’s average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $160 strike call option expiring November 15, 2019, with 2,012 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 201,200 underlying shares of KLAC. Below is a chart showing KLAC’s trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

Simon Property Group, Inc. (Symbol: SPG) saw options trading volume of 7,041 contracts, representing approximately 704,100 underlying shares or approximately 50.2% of SPG’s average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $135 strike call option expiring January 17, 2020, with 3,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 300,000 underlying shares of SPG. Below is a chart showing SPG’s trailing twelve month trading history, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

And Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK) saw options trading volume of 2,220 contracts, representing approximately 222,000 underlying shares or approximately 45.2% of BLK’s average daily trading volume over the past month, of 491,325 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $462.50 strike put option expiring November 29, 2019, with 432 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 43,200 underlying shares of BLK. Below is a chart showing BLK’s trailing twelve month trading history, with the $462.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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