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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: LYB, ETFC, XOM


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in LyondellBasell Industries NV (Symbol: LYB), where a total of 6,448 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 644,800 underlying shares. That amounts to about 41.6% of LYB's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $115 strike call option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 1,658 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 165,800 underlying shares of LYB. Below is a chart showing LYB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $115 strike highlighted in orange:

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Etrade Financial Corporation (Symbol: ETFC) options are showing a volume of 7,826 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 782,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.6% of ETFC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $61.50 strike call option expiring September 07, 2018 , with 1,601 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 160,100 underlying shares of ETFC. Below is a chart showing ETFC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $61.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Exxon Mobil Corp (Symbol: XOM) options are showing a volume of 39,399 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.5% of XOM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 9.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $77.50 strike call option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 9,521 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 952,100 underlying shares of XOM. Below is a chart showing XOM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $77.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for LYB options , ETFC options , or XOM options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: LYB , ETFC , XOM



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