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Notable Thursday Option Activity: OXY, VRTX, AIG

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Occidental Petroleum Corp (Symbol: OXY), where a total volume of 24,611 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 80.7% of OXY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $66 strike call option expiring September 08, 2017 , with 7,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 750,000 underlying shares of OXY. Below is a chart showing OXY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $66 strike highlighted in orange:

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Symbol: VRTX) saw options trading volume of 8,673 contracts, representing approximately 867,300 underlying shares or approximately 68.4% of VRTX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $165 strike call option expiring October 20, 2017 , with 3,969 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 396,900 underlying shares of VRTX. Below is a chart showing VRTX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $165 strike highlighted in orange:

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And American International Group Inc (Symbol: AIG) options are showing a volume of 29,809 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 61.1% of AIG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $62.50 strike call option expiring October 20, 2017 , with 8,541 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 854,100 underlying shares of AIG. Below is a chart showing AIG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $62.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for OXY options , VRTX options , or AIG options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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