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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: AMGN, CVX, CMCSA

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Amgen Inc (Symbol: AMGN), where a total volume of 13,871 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.4 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 66.4% of AMGN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $185 strike call option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 1,406 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 140,600 underlying shares of AMGN. Below is a chart showing AMGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $185 strike highlighted in orange:

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Chevron Corporation (Symbol: CVX) options are showing a volume of 26,061 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56% of CVX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $111 strike put option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 6,868 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 686,800 underlying shares of CVX. Below is a chart showing CVX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $111 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Comcast Corp (Symbol: CMCSA) options are showing a volume of 76,338 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 7.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.2% of CMCSA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 14.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 6,187 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 618,700 underlying shares of CMCSA. Below is a chart showing CMCSA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for AMGN options , CVX options , or CMCSA options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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