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Notable Thursday Option Activity: QEP, IP, LLY
Stock Options Channel Staff - Thursday, July 11, 3:25 PM

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in QEP Resources Inc (QEP), where a total volume of 24,675 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41.1% of QEP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $6 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 23,553 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.4 million underlying shares of QEP. Below is a chart showing QEP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $6 strike highlighted in orange:

International Paper Co (IP) saw options trading volume of 12,572 contracts, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares or approximately 40.4% of IP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $42 strike call option expiring July 19, 2019, with 2,506 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,600 underlying shares of IP. Below is a chart showing IP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $42 strike highlighted in orange:

And Lilly (Eli) & Co (LLY) saw options trading volume of 14,957 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 40.3% of LLY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $110 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 1,518 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 151,800 underlying shares of LLY. Below is a chart showing LLY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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