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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: SYK, CAT, LMT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Stryker Corp (Symbol: SYK), where a total volume of 11,048 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 97.2% of SYK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $165 strike put option expiring September 21, 2018 , with 1,550 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 155,000 underlying shares of SYK. Below is a chart showing SYK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $165 strike highlighted in orange:

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Caterpillar Inc. (Symbol: CAT) saw options trading volume of 19,890 contracts, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares or approximately 58.7% of CAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $160 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 5,436 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 543,600 underlying shares of CAT. Below is a chart showing CAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Lockheed Martin Corp (Symbol: LMT) saw options trading volume of 6,420 contracts, representing approximately 642,000 underlying shares or approximately 57.7% of LMT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $317.50 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 546 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 54,600 underlying shares of LMT. Below is a chart showing LMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $317.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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