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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: MNK, PANW, APA

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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Mallinckrodt plc (Symbol: MNK), where a total of 20,693 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.1 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 65.5% of MNK's average daily trading volume over the past month of 3.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 17,187 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares of MNK. Below is a chart showing MNK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Palo Alto Networks, Inc (Symbol: PANW) options are showing a volume of 5,753 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 575,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 60% of PANW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 959,595 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $125 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 642 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 64,200 underlying shares of PANW. Below is a chart showing PANW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Apache Corp (Symbol: APA) options are showing a volume of 19,452 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 59% of APA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $47.50 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 3,480 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 348,000 underlying shares of APA. Below is a chart showing APA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $47.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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