SPY Jun 2021 245.000 put

OPR - OPR Delayed Price. Currency in USD
9.62
0.00 (0.00%)
As of 10:55AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close9.62
Open9.62
Bid9.96
Ask10.19
Strike245.00
Expire Date2021-06-18
Day's Range9.62 - 9.62
Contract RangeN/A
Volume3
Open InterestN/A
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