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Notable Thursday Option Activity: LB, UAL, AVGO

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in L Brands, Inc (Symbol: LB), where a total volume of 39,059 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 77.3% of LB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $37.50 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 26,224 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.6 million underlying shares of LB. Below is a chart showing LB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $37.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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United Continental Holdings Inc (Symbol: UAL) options are showing a volume of 22,486 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 63.1% of UAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $75 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 2,014 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 201,400 underlying shares of UAL. Below is a chart showing UAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Broadcom Ltd (Symbol: AVGO) options are showing a volume of 13,333 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.7% of AVGO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $250 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 2,051 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 205,100 underlying shares of AVGO. Below is a chart showing AVGO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $250 strike highlighted in orange:

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