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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: JCI, AAL, UTX

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Johnson Controls International plc (Symbol: JCI), where a total volume of 44,647 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 4.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 78.1% of JCI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $39 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 20,232 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares of JCI. Below is a chart showing JCI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $39 strike highlighted in orange:

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American Airlines Group Inc (Symbol: AAL) saw options trading volume of 26,900 contracts, representing approximately 2.7 million underlying shares or approximately 70.9% of AAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 5,741 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 574,100 underlying shares of AAL. Below is a chart showing AAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And United Technologies Corp (Symbol: UTX) options are showing a volume of 17,327 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 53.4% of UTX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $135 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 3,013 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 301,300 underlying shares of UTX. Below is a chart showing UTX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

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