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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: HD, WBA, USB

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Home Depot Inc (Symbol: HD), where a total of 27,625 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.8 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 54.1% of HD's average daily trading volume over the past month of 5.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $180 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 5,835 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 583,500 underlying shares of HD. Below is a chart showing HD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (Symbol: WBA) options are showing a volume of 30,523 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 53% of WBA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $67.50 strike put option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 4,816 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 481,600 underlying shares of WBA. Below is a chart showing WBA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $67.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And US Bancorp (Symbol: USB) options are showing a volume of 25,805 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.7% of USB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $57.50 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 3,569 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 356,900 underlying shares of USB. Below is a chart showing USB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $57.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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