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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: UPS, ALXN, PEP

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in United Parcel Service Inc (Symbol: UPS), where a total volume of 16,503 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.7 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41.8% of UPS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $109 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 3,879 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 387,900 underlying shares of UPS. Below is a chart showing UPS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $109 strike highlighted in orange:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Symbol: ALXN) saw options trading volume of 8,069 contracts, representing approximately 806,900 underlying shares or approximately 41.4% of ALXN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $135 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 4,331 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 433,100 underlying shares of ALXN. Below is a chart showing ALXN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

And PepsiCo Inc (Symbol: PEP) saw options trading volume of 15,775 contracts, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares or approximately 40.5% of PEP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $120 strike call option expiring June 16, 2017 , with 5,243 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 524,300 underlying shares of PEP. Below is a chart showing PEP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $120 strike highlighted in orange:

For the various different available expirations for UPS options , ALXN options , or PEP options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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