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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: MO, JCP, VLO

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Altria Group Inc (Symbol: MO), where a total of 34,641 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 51.7% of MO's average daily trading volume over the past month of 6.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $75 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 12,513 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of MO. Below is a chart showing MO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

J.C. Penney Co., Inc. (Symbol: JCP) saw options trading volume of 78,256 contracts, representing approximately 7.8 million underlying shares or approximately 51.3% of JCP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 15.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 23,088 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.3 million underlying shares of JCP. Below is a chart showing JCP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:

And Valero Energy Corp (Symbol: VLO) saw options trading volume of 15,272 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 46.5% of VLO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 3,010 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 301,000 underlying shares of VLO. Below is a chart showing VLO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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