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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: AAL, MDLZ, URI

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in American Airlines Group Inc (Symbol: AAL), where a total volume of 28,535 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48.2% of AAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 2,760 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 276,000 underlying shares of AAL. Below is a chart showing AAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Mondelez International Inc (Symbol: MDLZ) options are showing a volume of 41,822 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.8% of MDLZ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 9.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $37 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 13,250 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of MDLZ. Below is a chart showing MDLZ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $37 strike highlighted in orange:

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And United Rentals, Inc. (Symbol: URI) options are showing a volume of 7,112 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 711,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.7% of URI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $106 strike put option expiring December 30, 2016 , with 2,525 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 252,500 underlying shares of URI. Below is a chart showing URI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $106 strike highlighted in orange:

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