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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: AET, JWN, TDG

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Aetna Inc. (Symbol: AET), where a total volume of 14,989 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48.8% of AET's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $185 strike call option expiring December 15, 2017 , with 5,114 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 511,400 underlying shares of AET. Below is a chart showing AET's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $185 strike highlighted in orange:

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Nordstrom, Inc. (Symbol: JWN) saw options trading volume of 12,940 contracts, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares or approximately 48.4% of JWN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $42.50 strike call option expiring November 17, 2017 , with 4,430 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 443,000 underlying shares of JWN. Below is a chart showing JWN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $42.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And TransDigm Group Inc (Symbol: TDG) options are showing a volume of 1,943 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 194,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.3% of TDG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 410,870 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $218 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 1,409 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 140,900 underlying shares of TDG. Below is a chart showing TDG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $218 strike highlighted in orange:

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