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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: VZ, MON, STX

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Verizon Communications Inc (Symbol: VZ), where a total of 110,352 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 11.0 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 87.3% of VZ's average daily trading volume over the past month of 12.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 14,518 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of VZ. Below is a chart showing VZ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Monsanto Co (Symbol: MON) options are showing a volume of 10,555 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 61.3% of MON's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $85 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 3,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 300,000 underlying shares of MON. Below is a chart showing MON's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Seagate Technology plc (Symbol: STX) saw options trading volume of 19,533 contracts, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares or approximately 56.3% of STX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35.50 strike put option expiring January 27, 2017 , with 2,278 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 227,800 underlying shares of STX. Below is a chart showing STX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for VZ options , MON options , or STX options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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