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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: SYMC, COST, CL

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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Symantec Corp (Symbol: SYMC), where a total of 44,388 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 4.4 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 72% of SYMC's average daily trading volume over the past month of 6.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 40,341 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 4.0 million underlying shares of SYMC. Below is a chart showing SYMC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST) options are showing a volume of 10,208 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 60% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $160 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 589 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 58,900 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Colgate-Palmolive Co. (Symbol: CL) saw options trading volume of 18,813 contracts, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares or approximately 57.1% of CL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $70 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 3,472 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 347,200 underlying shares of CL. Below is a chart showing CL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for SYMC options , COST options , or CL options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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