LULU Jul 2019 145.000 put

OPR - OPR Delayed Price. Currency in USD
0.2100
0.0000 (0.00%)
As of 11:24AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close0.2100
Open0.2100
Bid0.0000
Ask0.5000
Strike145.00
Expire Date2019-07-26
Day's Range0.1900 - 0.2100
Contract RangeN/A
Volume4
Open Interest7
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