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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: AAPL, CAT, GOOGL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Apple Inc (Symbol: AAPL), where a total volume of 269,333 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 26.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 107.1% of AAPL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 25.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $125 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 27,349 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.7 million underlying shares of AAPL. Below is a chart showing AAPL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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Caterpillar Inc. (Symbol: CAT) options are showing a volume of 33,521 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 93.2% of CAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $100 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 3,320 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 332,000 underlying shares of CAT. Below is a chart showing CAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOGL) options are showing a volume of 10,611 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 75.4% of GOOGL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $870 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 404 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,400 underlying shares of GOOGL. Below is a chart showing GOOGL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $870 strike highlighted in orange:

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