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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: IBM, AAL, UA

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in International Business Machines Corp (Symbol: IBM), where a total of 24,266 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.4 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 51.6% of IBM's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $145 strike call option expiring August 06, 2021, with 1,695 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 169,500 underlying shares of IBM. Below is a chart showing IBM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $145 strike highlighted in orange:

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American Airlines Group Inc (Symbol: AAL) options are showing a volume of 164,477 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 16.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 49% of AAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 33.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring August 06, 2021, with 22,619 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.3 million underlying shares of AAL. Below is a chart showing AAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Under Armour Inc (Symbol: UA) saw options trading volume of 15,946 contracts, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares or approximately 48.7% of UA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $19 strike call option expiring August 06, 2021, with 3,637 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 363,700 underlying shares of UA. Below is a chart showing UA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $19 strike highlighted in orange:

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