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Notable Thursday Option Activity: MON, DO, PH

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Monsanto Co (Symbol: MON), where a total of 23,011 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.3 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 74.6% of MON's average daily trading volume over the past month of 3.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $120 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 4,023 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 402,300 underlying shares of MON. Below is a chart showing MON's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $120 strike highlighted in orange:

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Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (Symbol: DO) options are showing a volume of 9,134 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 913,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 65.9% of DO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $25 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 3,018 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 301,800 underlying shares of DO. Below is a chart showing DO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Parker Hannifin Corp (Symbol: PH) saw options trading volume of 5,084 contracts, representing approximately 508,400 underlying shares or approximately 63.9% of PH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 795,355 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $195 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 2,514 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 251,400 underlying shares of PH. Below is a chart showing PH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $195 strike highlighted in orange:

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