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Notable Thursday Option Activity: PYPL, BIIB, MJN

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in PayPal Holdings Inc (Symbol: PYPL), where a total of 35,945 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.6 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 66.9% of PYPL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 5.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $41 strike call option expiring January 27, 2017 , with 3,463 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 346,300 underlying shares of PYPL. Below is a chart showing PYPL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $41 strike highlighted in orange:

Biogen Inc (Symbol: BIIB) saw options trading volume of 9,909 contracts, representing approximately 990,900 underlying shares or approximately 62.9% of BIIB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $290 strike call option expiring January 27, 2017 , with 462 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 46,200 underlying shares of BIIB. Below is a chart showing BIIB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $290 strike highlighted in orange:

And Mead Johnson Nutrition Co (Symbol: MJN) options are showing a volume of 8,411 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 841,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.7% of MJN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $72.50 strike put option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 1,549 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 154,900 underlying shares of MJN. Below is a chart showing MJN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $72.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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