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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: PRU, VFC, UNP

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Prudential Financial, Inc. (Symbol: PRU), where a total of 9,304 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 930,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 48.2% of PRU's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $110 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 2,958 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 295,800 underlying shares of PRU. Below is a chart showing PRU's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

VF Corp. (Symbol: VFC) options are showing a volume of 20,778 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.1% of VFC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $52.50 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 4,452 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 445,200 underlying shares of VFC. Below is a chart showing VFC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $52.50 strike highlighted in orange:

And Union Pacific Corp (Symbol: UNP) options are showing a volume of 18,209 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.6% of UNP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $115 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 3,397 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 339,700 underlying shares of UNP. Below is a chart showing UNP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $115 strike highlighted in orange:

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