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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: C, BAX, ITW

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Citigroup Inc (Symbol: C), where a total volume of 80,231 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 8.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 47.1% of C's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 17.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $68.50 strike call option expiring July 07, 2017 , with 7,906 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 790,600 underlying shares of C. Below is a chart showing C's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $68.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Baxter International Inc (Symbol: BAX) saw options trading volume of 16,209 contracts, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares or approximately 47% of BAX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring August 18, 2017 , with 15,816 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of BAX. Below is a chart showing BAX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (Symbol: ITW) saw options trading volume of 5,523 contracts, representing approximately 552,300 underlying shares or approximately 42.9% of ITW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $140 strike put option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 2,526 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 252,600 underlying shares of ITW. Below is a chart showing ITW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for C options , BAX options , or ITW options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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