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Notable Friday Option Activity: DVAX, XOM, MCD

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Dynavax Technologies Corp (Symbol: DVAX), where a total volume of 7,484 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 748,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 49.4% of DVAX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $6 strike call option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 5,759 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 575,900 underlying shares of DVAX. Below is a chart showing DVAX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $6 strike highlighted in orange:

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Exxon Mobil Corp (Symbol: XOM) saw options trading volume of 50,620 contracts, representing approximately 5.1 million underlying shares or approximately 48.5% of XOM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 10.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $90 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 4,164 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 416,400 underlying shares of XOM. Below is a chart showing XOM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $90 strike highlighted in orange:

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And McDonald's Corp (Symbol: MCD) saw options trading volume of 16,801 contracts, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares or approximately 44.9% of MCD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $120 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 3,057 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 305,700 underlying shares of MCD. Below is a chart showing MCD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $120 strike highlighted in orange:

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