Friday’s Option Activity: BKNG, MSFT, COSTHeavy Friday Options Action for BKNG, MSFT, COST Stocks

By: Alex Freidmen

As we approach the weekend, let’s delve into the intriguing options trading activity among key components of the Russell 3000 index. Today, particularly noteworthy movements have been observed in Booking Holdings Inc (BKNG), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), and Costco Wholesale Corp (COST).

Booking Holdings Inc (BKNG)

An astonishing total volume of 5,611 contracts have already traded today, equivalent to around 561,100 underlying shares, at a whopping 214.1% of BKNG’s average daily trading volume over the past month. The $2500 strike put option expiring February 16, 2024, has especially piqued investor interest, with a substantial 262 contracts traded so far today.

BKNG Chart

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

MSFT has seen options trading volume of 443,264 contracts, representing approximately 44.3 million underlying shares, which is a staggering 175.7% of its average daily trading volume over the past month. Notably, the $390 strike call option expiring January 12, 2024, has attracted significant attention with 59,918 contracts traded thus far today.

MSFT Chart

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Costco Wholesale Corp (COST)

Options trading volume for COST stands at 40,822 contracts, representing about 4.1 million underlying shares and an impressive 144.7% of its average daily trading volume over the past month. The $685 strike call option expiring January 12, 2024, has captured investor interest with 2,753 contracts traded so far today.

COST Chart

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With these fascinating developments, investors are eagerly eyeing the potential impacts on the underlying shares of these companies. Watch this space as options trading continues to unfold, bringing new insights and exciting opportunities.

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