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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: PG, ULTA, M

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Procter & Gamble Co. (Symbol: PG), where a total volume of 41,515 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 4.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43% of PG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 9.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $85 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 9,200 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 920,000 underlying shares of PG. Below is a chart showing PG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

Ulta Beauty Inc (Symbol: ULTA) saw options trading volume of 2,294 contracts, representing approximately 229,400 underlying shares or approximately 41.7% of ULTA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 550,050 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $220 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 255 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 25,500 underlying shares of ULTA. Below is a chart showing ULTA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $220 strike highlighted in orange:

And Macy's Inc (Symbol: M) options are showing a volume of 41,905 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.1% of M's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 10.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 5,775 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 577,500 underlying shares of M. Below is a chart showing M's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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