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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: PCG, NSC, JPM

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in PG&E Corp (Symbol: PCG), where a total volume of 18,208 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.8 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 46.5% of PCG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $45 strike call option expiring June 29, 2018 , with 6,231 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 623,100 underlying shares of PCG. Below is a chart showing PCG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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Norfolk Southern Corp. (Symbol: NSC) options are showing a volume of 7,023 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 702,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.7% of NSC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $150 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 4,591 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 459,100 underlying shares of NSC. Below is a chart showing NSC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $150 strike highlighted in orange:

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And JPMorgan Chase & Co (Symbol: JPM) saw options trading volume of 52,914 contracts, representing approximately 5.3 million underlying shares or approximately 43.1% of JPM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 12.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 3,412 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 341,200 underlying shares of JPM. Below is a chart showing JPM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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