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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: IBM, HSIC, WDC

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in International Business Machines Corp. (Symbol: IBM), where a total of 77,592 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 7.8 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 211.9% of IBM's average daily trading volume over the past month of 3.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $175 strike put option expiring January 27, 2017 , with 5,323 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 532,300 underlying shares of IBM. Below is a chart showing IBM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $175 strike highlighted in orange:

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Henry Schein Inc (Symbol: HSIC) saw options trading volume of 2,834 contracts, representing approximately 283,400 underlying shares or approximately 64.6% of HSIC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 438,970 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $160 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 989 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 98,900 underlying shares of HSIC. Below is a chart showing HSIC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Western Digital Corp (Symbol: WDC) options are showing a volume of 22,941 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 63.1% of WDC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $70 strike put option expiring January 27, 2017 , with 1,439 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 143,900 underlying shares of WDC. Below is a chart showing WDC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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