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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: AFL, TJX, DISCA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in AFLAC Inc (Symbol: AFL), where a total volume of 8,068 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 806,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 50% of AFL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $85 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 4,548 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 454,800 underlying shares of AFL. Below is a chart showing AFL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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TJX Companies (Symbol: TJX) saw options trading volume of 16,589 contracts, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares or approximately 41.9% of TJX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $77.50 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 7,343 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 734,300 underlying shares of TJX. Below is a chart showing TJX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $77.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Discovery Communications Inc (Symbol: DISCA) options are showing a volume of 26,831 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.9% of DISCA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $25 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 9,597 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 959,700 underlying shares of DISCA. Below is a chart showing DISCA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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