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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: DE, GM, WDC

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Deere & Co. (Symbol: DE), where a total volume of 14,210 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 49.4% of DE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $135 strike put option expiring September 21, 2018 , with 1,110 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 111,000 underlying shares of DE. Below is a chart showing DE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

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General Motors Co (Symbol: GM) saw options trading volume of 48,738 contracts, representing approximately 4.9 million underlying shares or approximately 43.1% of GM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 11.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring September 21, 2018 , with 12,723 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of GM. Below is a chart showing GM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Western Digital Corp (Symbol: WDC) options are showing a volume of 16,305 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.3% of WDC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $62.50 strike put option expiring September 21, 2018 , with 1,091 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 109,100 underlying shares of WDC. Below is a chart showing WDC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $62.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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