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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: MSFT, CIEN, BLK

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Microsoft Corporation (Symbol: MSFT), where a total of 176,920 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 17.7 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 42.2% of MSFT's average daily trading volume over the past month of 42.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $110 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 6,655 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 665,500 underlying shares of MSFT. Below is a chart showing MSFT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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Ciena Corp (Symbol: CIEN) options are showing a volume of 16,509 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42% of CIEN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $34 strike call option expiring November 30, 2018 , with 9,994 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 999,400 underlying shares of CIEN. Below is a chart showing CIEN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $34 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK) saw options trading volume of 3,937 contracts, representing approximately 393,700 underlying shares or approximately 42% of BLK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 938,385 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $390 strike put option expiring December 21, 2018 , with 440 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 44,000 underlying shares of BLK. Below is a chart showing BLK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $390 strike highlighted in orange:

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