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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: X, PRU, CPRI

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in United States Steel Corp. (Symbol: X), where a total volume of 61,852 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 6.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.3% of X's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 14.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $13 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020, with 8,778 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 877,800 underlying shares of X. Below is a chart showing X's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $13 strike highlighted in orange:

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Prudential Financial Inc (Symbol: PRU) options are showing a volume of 8,307 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 830,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43% of PRU's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $105 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 5,867 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 586,700 underlying shares of PRU. Below is a chart showing PRU's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $105 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Capri Holdings Ltd (Symbol: CPRI) options are showing a volume of 9,401 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 940,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.8% of CPRI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $45 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 1,684 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 168,400 underlying shares of CPRI. Below is a chart showing CPRI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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