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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: FB, A, DE

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Facebook Inc (Symbol: FB), where a total volume of 256,188 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 25.6 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 58.9% of FB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 43.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $170 strike call option expiring April 27, 2018 , with 18,633 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares of FB. Below is a chart showing FB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $170 strike highlighted in orange:

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Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Symbol: A) options are showing a volume of 13,825 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.9% of A's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $70 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 12,526 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of A. Below is a chart showing A's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Deere & Co. (Symbol: DE) options are showing a volume of 14,314 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.5% of DE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $140 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 1,608 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 160,800 underlying shares of DE. Below is a chart showing DE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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