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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: C, MCHP, JPM

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Citigroup Inc (Symbol: C), where a total volume of 99,581 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 10.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 64.2% of C's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 15.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $69.50 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 4,440 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 444,000 underlying shares of C. Below is a chart showing C's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $69.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Microchip Technology Inc (Symbol: MCHP) saw options trading volume of 11,769 contracts, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares or approximately 62.9% of MCHP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $92.50 strike call option expiring September 21, 2018 , with 1,444 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 144,400 underlying shares of MCHP. Below is a chart showing MCHP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $92.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And JPMorgan Chase & Co (Symbol: JPM) saw options trading volume of 82,241 contracts, representing approximately 8.2 million underlying shares or approximately 58.8% of JPM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 14.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $115 strike put option expiring August 10, 2018 , with 6,546 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 654,600 underlying shares of JPM. Below is a chart showing JPM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $115 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for C options , MCHP options , or JPM options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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