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Remarkable Friday optional activity: NOC, VGR, KBH


IIn terms of options trading activity among constituents of the Russell 3000 Index, there was notable activity today at Northrop Grumman Corp (Symbol: NOC), where total volume of 5,736 contracts was reported. traded so far today, a volume of contracts that is representative of approximately 573,600 underlying shares (given that each contract represents 100 underlying shares). This number equates to 48% of NOC’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $420 strike call option expiring April 14, 2022, with 568 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 56,800 underlying NOC shares. Below is a chart showing NOC’s past twelve month trading history, with the $420 strike highlighted in orange:

Vector Group Ltd (Symbol: VGR) recorded options trading volume of 4,674 contracts, representing approximately 467,400 underlying shares or approximately 47.8% of VGR’s average daily trading volume over the past month, i.e. 978,435 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike put option expiring November 18, 2022, with 4,303 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 430,300 underlying shares of VGR. Below is a chart showing VGR’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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And KB Home Options (ticker: KBH) shows a volume of 12,232 contracts so far today. This number of contracts represents approximately 1.2 million underlying shares, or 47.2% of KBH’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 2.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $36 strike call option expiring May 20, 2022, with 7,350 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 735,000 underlying KBH shares. Below is a chart showing KBH’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $36 strike highlighted in orange:

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