Notable Thursday Option Activity: IBM, NEU, BLNK


LIn terms of options trading activity among the constituents of the Russell 3000 Index, there was notable activity today at International Business Machines Corp (Symbol: IBM), where total volume of 24,204 contracts has been traded so far today, a volume of contracts that is representative of approximately 2.4 million underlying shares (given that each contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number equates to 47.1% of IBM’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 5.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $140 strike call option expiring on July 15, 2022, with 5,052 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 505,200 underlying IBM shares. Below is a graph showing IBM’s trading history for the past twelve months, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

NewMarket Corp Options (Symbol: NEU) is showing 186 contracts volume so far today. This number of contracts represents approximately 18,600 underlying stocks, or 44.9% of NEU’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 41,420 stocks. Particularly high volume was seen for the $305 strike call expiring on August 19, 2022, with 100 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 10,000 underlying shares of NEU. Below is a chart showing NEU’s 12-month trading history, with the $305 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Blink Charging Co (Symbol: BLNK) options are showing a volume of 4,872 contracts so far today. This number of contracts represents approximately 487,200 underlying shares, or 43.2% of BLNK’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $16 strike call option expiring July 8, 2022, with 258 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 25,800 underlying BLNK shares. Below is a chart showing BLNK’s trading history over the past twelve months, with the $16 strike highlighted in orange:

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