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Notable Monday Option Activity: BLK, BA, FCX

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in BlackRock, Inc. (Symbol: BLK), where a total volume of 2,800 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 280,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 52.2% of BLK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 536,480 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $400 strike put option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 679 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 67,900 underlying shares of BLK. Below is a chart showing BLK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $400 strike highlighted in orange:

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Boeing Co. (Symbol: BA) saw options trading volume of 14,805 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 50% of BA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $192.50 strike put option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 5,408 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 540,800 underlying shares of BA. Below is a chart showing BA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $192.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (Symbol: FCX) saw options trading volume of 77,637 contracts, representing approximately 7.8 million underlying shares or approximately 48.8% of FCX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 15.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $13.50 strike call option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 10,149 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of FCX. Below is a chart showing FCX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $13.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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