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Notable Friday Option Activity: XL, ABBV, COST

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in XL Group Ltd (Symbol: XL), where a total of 16,546 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 81.6% of XL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $38 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 5,218 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 521,800 underlying shares of XL. Below is a chart showing XL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $38 strike highlighted in orange:

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AbbVie Inc (Symbol: ABBV) options are showing a volume of 33,868 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 68.2% of ABBV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $87.50 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 4,154 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 415,400 underlying shares of ABBV. Below is a chart showing ABBV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $87.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST) options are showing a volume of 15,435 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.5 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 48.2% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $155 strike put option expiring September 08, 2017 , with 2,945 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 294,500 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $155 strike highlighted in orange:

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