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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: JNJ, TPX, IR

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ), where a total volume of 25,221 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41.1% of JNJ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $140 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 2,187 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 218,700 underlying shares of JNJ. Below is a chart showing JNJ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (Symbol: TPX) saw options trading volume of 5,252 contracts, representing approximately 525,200 underlying shares or approximately 41.1% of TPX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 2,509 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,900 underlying shares of TPX. Below is a chart showing TPX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Ingersoll-Rand plc (Symbol: IR) saw options trading volume of 5,530 contracts, representing approximately 553,000 underlying shares or approximately 40.4% of IR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $97.50 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 2,406 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 240,600 underlying shares of IR. Below is a chart showing IR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $97.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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