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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: DISH, CVX, DLR

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Dish Network Corp (Symbol: DISH), where a total volume of 29,627 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 167.2% of DISH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $45 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 9,867 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 986,700 underlying shares of DISH. Below is a chart showing DISH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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Chevron Corporation (Symbol: CVX) options are showing a volume of 44,812 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.5 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 88.2% of CVX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $130 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 3,060 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 306,000 underlying shares of CVX. Below is a chart showing CVX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Digital Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: DLR) saw options trading volume of 9,999 contracts, representing approximately 999,900 underlying shares or approximately 85.2% of DLR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $110 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 2,601 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 260,100 underlying shares of DLR. Below is a chart showing DLR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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