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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: GOOG, CAT, C

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOG), where a total volume of 9,300 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 930,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 45.3% of GOOG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1000 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 413 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 41,300 underlying shares of GOOG. Below is a chart showing GOOG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1000 strike highlighted in orange:

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Caterpillar Inc. (Symbol: CAT) options are showing a volume of 31,597 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.5% of CAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $165 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 2,344 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 234,400 underlying shares of CAT. Below is a chart showing CAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $165 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Citigroup Inc (Symbol: C) saw options trading volume of 82,656 contracts, representing approximately 8.3 million underlying shares or approximately 44.1% of C's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 18.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $75 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 11,023 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of C. Below is a chart showing C's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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