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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: GILD, HP, T

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Symbol: GILD), where a total volume of 65,313 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 6.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 50.9% of GILD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 12.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike put option expiring November 20, 2015 , with 3,730 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 373,000 underlying shares of GILD. Below is a chart showing GILD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (Symbol: HP) options are showing a volume of 15,749 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 49.7% of HP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring March 18, 2016 , with 7,128 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 712,800 underlying shares of HP. Below is a chart showing HP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

And AT&T Inc (Symbol: T) options are showing a volume of 127,256 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 12.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.5% of T's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 26.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring November 20, 2015 , with 30,667 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.1 million underlying shares of T. Below is a chart showing T's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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