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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: X, GBX, MMM


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in United States Steel Corp. (Symbol: X), where a total of 34,586 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 51.1% of X's average daily trading volume over the past month of 6.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $31 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 4,370 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 437,000 underlying shares of X. Below is a chart showing X's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $31 strike highlighted in orange:

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Greenbrier Companies Inc (Symbol: GBX) saw options trading volume of 2,022 contracts, representing approximately 202,200 underlying shares or approximately 50.2% of GBX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 403,155 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike put option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 1,156 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 115,600 underlying shares of GBX. Below is a chart showing GBX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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And 3M Co (Symbol: MMM) saw options trading volume of 11,471 contracts, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares or approximately 50.2% of MMM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $205 strike put option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 590 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 59,000 underlying shares of MMM. Below is a chart showing MMM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $205 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for X options , GBX options , or MMM options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: X , GBX , MMM



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