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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: ORCL, HCA, MGM

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Oracle Corp (Symbol: ORCL), where a total of 48,437 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 4.8 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 48.4% of ORCL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 10.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $51 strike put option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 7,579 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 757,900 underlying shares of ORCL. Below is a chart showing ORCL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $51 strike highlighted in orange:

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HCA Healthcare Inc (Symbol: HCA) saw options trading volume of 8,685 contracts, representing approximately 868,500 underlying shares or approximately 47.2% of HCA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $76.50 strike put option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 4,015 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 401,500 underlying shares of HCA. Below is a chart showing HCA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $76.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And MGM Resorts International (Symbol: MGM) options are showing a volume of 29,347 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.9% of MGM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $38 strike call option expiring December 15, 2017 , with 5,880 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 588,000 underlying shares of MGM. Below is a chart showing MGM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $38 strike highlighted in orange:

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