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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: AAPL, AMT, FB

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Apple Inc (Symbol: AAPL), where a total volume of 396,097 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 39.6 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 87.1% of AAPL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 45.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $155 strike call option expiring December 28, 2018 , with 16,724 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares of AAPL. Below is a chart showing AAPL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $155 strike highlighted in orange:

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American Tower Corp (Symbol: AMT) saw options trading volume of 12,375 contracts, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares or approximately 52.6% of AMT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 2,830 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 283,000 underlying shares of AMT. Below is a chart showing AMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Facebook Inc (Symbol: FB) options are showing a volume of 145,780 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 14.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 52.5% of FB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 27.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $110 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 5,498 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 549,800 underlying shares of FB. Below is a chart showing FB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for AAPL options , AMT options , or FB options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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