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Notable Thursday Option Activity: LLL, KSS, NEM

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in L3 Technologies Inc (Symbol: LLL), where a total volume of 3,986 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 398,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 74.6% of LLL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 534,050 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $140 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 1,878 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 187,800 underlying shares of LLL. Below is a chart showing LLL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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Kohl's Corp. (Symbol: KSS) saw options trading volume of 27,051 contracts, representing approximately 2.7 million underlying shares or approximately 70% of KSS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $42.50 strike put option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 4,214 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 421,400 underlying shares of KSS. Below is a chart showing KSS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $42.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Newmont Mining Corp (Symbol: NEM) options are showing a volume of 46,469 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56.3% of NEM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 5,216 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 521,600 underlying shares of NEM. Below is a chart showing NEM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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