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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: UNP, DLTR, HAL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Union Pacific Corp (Symbol: UNP), where a total volume of 56,426 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 5.6 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 137.6% of UNP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $130 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 25,001 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.5 million underlying shares of UNP. Below is a chart showing UNP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:

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Dollar Tree Inc (Symbol: DLTR) options are showing a volume of 15,834 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 66.1% of DLTR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $75 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 5,858 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 585,800 underlying shares of DLTR. Below is a chart showing DLTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Halliburton Company (Symbol: HAL) options are showing a volume of 47,576 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.7% of HAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $36 strike put option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 20,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares of HAL. Below is a chart showing HAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $36 strike highlighted in orange:

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