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Notable Monday Option Activity: CAT, EBAY, SJM

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Caterpillar Inc. (Symbol: CAT), where a total volume of 19,378 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 50.4% of CAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $152.50 strike put option expiring June 08, 2018 , with 2,087 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 208,700 underlying shares of CAT. Below is a chart showing CAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $152.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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eBay Inc. (Symbol: EBAY) options are showing a volume of 39,107 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 49.7% of EBAY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $39 strike call option expiring June 08, 2018 , with 16,127 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of EBAY. Below is a chart showing EBAY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $39 strike highlighted in orange:

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And J.M. Smucker Co. (Symbol: SJM) options are showing a volume of 5,414 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 541,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 49.3% of SJM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $100 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 1,236 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 123,600 underlying shares of SJM. Below is a chart showing SJM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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