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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: CHTR, ALXN, FBHS

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Charter Communications Inc (Symbol: CHTR), where a total volume of 7,478 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 747,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 44.5% of CHTR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $300 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 3,202 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 320,200 underlying shares of CHTR. Below is a chart showing CHTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $300 strike highlighted in orange:

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Symbol: ALXN) saw options trading volume of 5,038 contracts, representing approximately 503,800 underlying shares or approximately 42.3% of ALXN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $105 strike put option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 1,508 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 150,800 underlying shares of ALXN. Below is a chart showing ALXN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $105 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (Symbol: FBHS) options are showing a volume of 7,809 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 780,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.5% of FBHS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring December 21, 2018 , with 2,551 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 255,100 underlying shares of FBHS. Below is a chart showing FBHS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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