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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: STX, ADBE, VIAB

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Seagate Technology plc (Symbol: STX), where a total of 28,120 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.8 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 65.9% of STX's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $37.50 strike put option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 3,342 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 334,200 underlying shares of STX. Below is a chart showing STX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $37.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Adobe Systems Inc (Symbol: ADBE) options are showing a volume of 16,805 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.7% of ADBE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike put option expiring August 18, 2017 , with 10,150 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of ADBE. Below is a chart showing ADBE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Viacom Inc (Symbol: VIAB) options are showing a volume of 24,331 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.6% of VIAB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring August 18, 2017 , with 22,286 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.2 million underlying shares of VIAB. Below is a chart showing VIAB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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