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Notable Thursday Option Activity: XOM, LMT, BGG

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Exxon Mobil Corp (Symbol: XOM), where a total of 47,068 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 4.7 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 43.8% of XOM's average daily trading volume over the past month of 10.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 2,686 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 268,600 underlying shares of XOM. Below is a chart showing XOM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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Lockheed Martin Corp (Symbol: LMT) options are showing a volume of 4,587 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 458,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.5% of LMT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $315 strike call option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 574 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 57,400 underlying shares of LMT. Below is a chart showing LMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $315 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Briggs & Stratton Corp. (Symbol: BGG) saw options trading volume of 560 contracts, representing approximately 56,000 underlying shares or approximately 43.4% of BGG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 128,930 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike put option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 120 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 12,000 underlying shares of BGG. Below is a chart showing BGG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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