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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: ADT, PXD, AA

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in ADT Inc (Symbol: ADT), where a total volume of 12,518 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 62.8% of ADT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 4,157 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 415,700 underlying shares of ADT. Below is a chart showing ADT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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Pioneer Natural Resources Co (Symbol: PXD) saw options trading volume of 7,402 contracts, representing approximately 740,200 underlying shares or approximately 61.8% of PXD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $172.50 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 1,920 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 192,000 underlying shares of PXD. Below is a chart showing PXD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $172.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alcoa Corporation (Symbol: AA) options are showing a volume of 28,523 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 61.3% of AA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $44.50 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 12,264 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares of AA. Below is a chart showing AA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $44.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for ADT options , PXD options , or AA options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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