CNP Crosses Above Average Analyst Target Wednesday, December 16, 7:58 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff In recent trading, shares of CenterPoint Energy, Inc (CNP) have crossed above the average analyst ...
Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in DaVita Inc (NYSE:DVA), where a total volume of 7,048 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 704,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 60.2% of DVA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $97.50 strike call option expiring January 15, 2021, with 3,010 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 301,000 underlying shares of DVA. Below is a chart showing DVA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $97.50 strike highlighted in orange:
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) options are showing a volume of 164,768 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 16.5 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.2% of MSFT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 30.4 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $220 strike call option expiring October 16, 2020, with 14,889 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of MSFT. Below is a chart showing MSFT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $220 strike highlighted in orange:
And CenterPoint Energy, Inc (NYSE:CNP) saw options trading volume of 24,853 contracts, representing approximately 2.5 million underlying shares or approximately 52.9% of CNP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.7 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $22 strike call option expiring January 15, 2021, with 9,515 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 951,500 underlying shares of CNP. Below is a chart showing CNP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22 strike highlighted in orange:
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