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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: X, TMUS, TXT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in United States Steel Corp. (Symbol: X), where a total volume of 65,509 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 6.6 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.3% of X's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 15.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring January 27, 2017 , with 4,799 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 479,900 underlying shares of X. Below is a chart showing X's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

T-Mobile US Inc (Symbol: TMUS) saw options trading volume of 14,816 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 43.2% of TMUS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $61 strike put option expiring February 03, 2017 , with 4,758 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 475,800 underlying shares of TMUS. Below is a chart showing TMUS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $61 strike highlighted in orange:

And Textron Inc (Symbol: TXT) saw options trading volume of 5,331 contracts, representing approximately 533,100 underlying shares or approximately 43.1% of TXT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $48 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 1,540 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 154,000 underlying shares of TXT. Below is a chart showing TXT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $48 strike highlighted in orange:

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