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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: AMG, LMT, CARS

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (Symbol: AMG), where a total of 2,467 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 246,700 underlying shares. That amounts to about 65.2% of AMG's average daily trading volume over the past month of 378,595 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $140 strike put option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 1,384 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 138,400 underlying shares of AMG. Below is a chart showing AMG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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Lockheed Martin Corp (Symbol: LMT) saw options trading volume of 7,314 contracts, representing approximately 731,400 underlying shares or approximately 63.3% of LMT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $335 strike call option expiring September 21, 2018 , with 1,121 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 112,100 underlying shares of LMT. Below is a chart showing LMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $335 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Cars.com Inc (Symbol: CARS) options are showing a volume of 3,908 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 390,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 61.6% of CARS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 634,930 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $20 strike put option expiring December 21, 2018 , with 2,020 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 202,000 underlying shares of CARS. Below is a chart showing CARS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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