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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: MYL, UPS, IGT

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Mylan NV (Symbol: MYL), where a total volume of 35,839 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.6 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 66.5% of MYL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 15,625 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of MYL. Below is a chart showing MYL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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United Parcel Service Inc (Symbol: UPS) options are showing a volume of 41,667 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 66.1% of UPS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $110 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 3,517 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 351,700 underlying shares of UPS. Below is a chart showing UPS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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And International Game Technology PLC (Symbol: IGT) saw options trading volume of 7,616 contracts, representing approximately 761,600 underlying shares or approximately 64.8% of IGT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $27 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 2,049 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 204,900 underlying shares of IGT. Below is a chart showing IGT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $27 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for MYL options , UPS options , or IGT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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