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Notable Monday Option Activity: GS, GILD, DE

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Symbol: GS), where a total of 35,931 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.6 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 83.2% of GS's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $245 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 4,166 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 416,600 underlying shares of GS. Below is a chart showing GS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $245 strike highlighted in orange:

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Symbol: GILD) saw options trading volume of 100,899 contracts, representing approximately 10.1 million underlying shares or approximately 79.5% of GILD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 12.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $72.50 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 10,668 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of GILD. Below is a chart showing GILD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $72.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Deere & Co. (Symbol: DE) options are showing a volume of 9,983 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 998,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.5% of DE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $110 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 1,732 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 173,200 underlying shares of DE. Below is a chart showing DE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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