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Notable Option Activity Wednesday: MSFT, CNMD, PANW


AAmong the underlying constituents of the Russell 3000 Index, we have seen remarkable options trading volume today at Microsoft Corporation (ticker: MSFT), where a total of 230,291 contracts have been traded so far. , representing approximately 23.0 million underlying shares. That’s about 77% of MSFT’s average daily trading volume over the past month of 29.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $285 strike call option expiring April 14, 2022, with 16,676 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares. of MSFT. Below is a chart showing MSFT’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $285 strike highlighted in orange:

CONMED Corp’s options (ticker: CNMD) are showing a volume of 1,755 contracts so far today. This number of contracts represents approximately 175,500 underlying shares, or 76.9% of CNMD’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 228,100 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $145 strike put option expiring on April 14, 2022, with 980 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 98,000 underlying CNMD shares. Below is a chart showing CNMD’s last twelve months trading history, with the $145 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (ticker: PANW) options have a volume of 11,738 contracts to date. This number of contracts represents approximately 1.2 million underlying shares, or 73% of PANW’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 1.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $620 strike put option expiring May 20, 2022, with 870 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 87,000 underlying PANW shares. Below is a chart showing PANW’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $620 strike highlighted in orange:

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