Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: WDC, DOV, GD

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Western Digital Corp (Symbol: WDC), where a total volume of 22,548 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 60.9% of WDC’s average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $92 strike call option expiring November 24, 2017 , with 6,835 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 683,500 underlying shares of WDC. Below is a chart showing WDC’s trailing twelve month trading history, with the $92 strike highlighted in orange:

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Dover Corp (Symbol: DOV) options are showing a volume of 7,018 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 701,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.2% of DOV’s average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $85 strike put option expiring December 15, 2017 , with 3,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 300,000 underlying shares of DOV. Below is a chart showing DOV’s trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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And General Dynamics Corp. (Symbol: GD) options are showing a volume of 5,600 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 560,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.9% of GD’s average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $185 strike put option expiring December 15, 2017 , with 1,510 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 151,000 underlying shares of GD. Below is a chart showing GD’s trailing twelve month trading history, with the $185 strike highlighted in orange:

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