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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: FOXA, CAT, DVA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (Symbol: FOXA), where a total volume of 112,361 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 11.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 67% of FOXA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 16.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $46 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 32,649 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.3 million underlying shares of FOXA. Below is a chart showing FOXA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $46 strike highlighted in orange:

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Caterpillar Inc. (Symbol: CAT) saw options trading volume of 29,967 contracts, representing approximately 3.0 million underlying shares or approximately 60.7% of CAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $134 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 2,030 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 203,000 underlying shares of CAT. Below is a chart showing CAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $134 strike highlighted in orange:

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And DaVita Inc (Symbol: DVA) options are showing a volume of 5,730 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 573,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 55.3% of DVA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $70 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 5,215 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 521,500 underlying shares of DVA. Below is a chart showing DVA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for FOXA options , CAT options , or DVA options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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