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Notable Thursday Option Activity: UAL, AAL, TAP

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in United Continental Holdings Inc (Symbol: UAL), where a total of 16,961 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 78.5% of UAL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $85 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 1,521 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 152,100 underlying shares of UAL. Below is a chart showing UAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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American Airlines Group Inc (Symbol: AAL) options are showing a volume of 40,437 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 64.2% of AAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $25 strike put option expiring September 20, 2019, with 3,286 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 328,600 underlying shares of AAL. Below is a chart showing AAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Molson Coors Brewing Co. (Symbol: TAP) options are showing a volume of 8,295 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 829,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 50.9% of TAP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $62.50 strike call option expiring July 19, 2019, with 4,061 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 406,100 underlying shares of TAP. Below is a chart showing TAP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $62.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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