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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: CCMP, AAWW, AXP

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Cabot Microelectronics Corp (Symbol: CCMP), where a total volume of 507 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 50,700 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48.4% of CCMP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 104,850 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $70 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 166 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 16,600 underlying shares of CCMP. Below is a chart showing CCMP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: AAWW) options are showing a volume of 678 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 67,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.8% of AAWW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 141,905 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 396 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 39,600 underlying shares of AAWW. Below is a chart showing AAWW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And American Express Co. (Symbol: AXP) options are showing a volume of 21,427 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46% of AXP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $77 strike put option expiring February 03, 2017 , with 3,627 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 362,700 underlying shares of AXP. Below is a chart showing AXP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $77 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for CCMP options , AAWW options , or AXP options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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