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Notable Thursday Option Activity: WFC, BA, ORCL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Wells Fargo & Co. (Symbol: WFC), where a total volume of 85,420 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 8.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 47.9% of WFC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 17.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $52.50 strike call option expiring July 15, 2016 , with 16,345 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of WFC. Below is a chart showing WFC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $52.50 strike highlighted in orange:

Boeing Co. (Symbol: BA) saw options trading volume of 19,089 contracts, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares or approximately 43.8% of BA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $127 strike put option expiring June 24, 2016 , with 1,803 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 180,300 underlying shares of BA. Below is a chart showing BA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $127 strike highlighted in orange:

And Oracle Corp (Symbol: ORCL) saw options trading volume of 62,856 contracts, representing approximately 6.3 million underlying shares or approximately 43.5% of ORCL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 14.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $39 strike call option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 6,965 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 696,500 underlying shares of ORCL. Below is a chart showing ORCL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $39 strike highlighted in orange:

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