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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: CVX, FCX, COP

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Chevron Corporation (Symbol: CVX), where a total volume of 32,204 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48.8% of CVX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $110 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 7,261 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 726,100 underlying shares of CVX. Below is a chart showing CVX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (Symbol: FCX) saw options trading volume of 140,850 contracts, representing approximately 14.1 million underlying shares or approximately 42.6% of FCX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 33.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $14 strike put option expiring March 03, 2017 , with 22,371 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.2 million underlying shares of FCX. Below is a chart showing FCX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $14 strike highlighted in orange:

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And ConocoPhillips (Symbol: COP) options are showing a volume of 31,548 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.3% of COP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 17,249 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares of COP. Below is a chart showing COP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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