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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: MTB, CMA, GILD

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in M & T Bank Corp (Symbol: MTB), where a total of 9,291 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 929,100 underlying shares. That amounts to about 115.3% of MTB's average daily trading volume over the past month of 806,010 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $165 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 9,025 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 902,500 underlying shares of MTB. Below is a chart showing MTB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $165 strike highlighted in orange:

Comerica, Inc. (Symbol: CMA) options are showing a volume of 9,921 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 992,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 60.8% of CMA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $70 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 7,701 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 770,100 underlying shares of CMA. Below is a chart showing CMA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

And Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Symbol: GILD) saw options trading volume of 53,397 contracts, representing approximately 5.3 million underlying shares or approximately 56.2% of GILD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 9.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $73.50 strike call option expiring January 27, 2017 , with 2,617 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 261,700 underlying shares of GILD. Below is a chart showing GILD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $73.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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