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Notable Friday Option Activity: HD, NBL, CAT

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Home Depot Inc (Symbol: HD), where a total volume of 29,578 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 56.9% of HD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $110 strike put option expiring October 20, 2017 , with 2,135 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 213,500 underlying shares of HD. Below is a chart showing HD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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Noble Energy Inc (Symbol: NBL) saw options trading volume of 25,309 contracts, representing approximately 2.5 million underlying shares or approximately 50.3% of NBL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike put option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 15,043 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of NBL. Below is a chart showing NBL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Caterpillar Inc. (Symbol: CAT) options are showing a volume of 19,626 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 49.2% of CAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $114 strike call option expiring August 18, 2017 , with 1,801 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 180,100 underlying shares of CAT. Below is a chart showing CAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $114 strike highlighted in orange:

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