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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: CAT, PYPL, QCOM

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Caterpillar Inc. (Symbol: CAT), where a total of 29,770 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.0 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 62.6% of CAT's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $93 strike put option expiring April 28, 2017 , with 4,800 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 480,000 underlying shares of CAT. Below is a chart showing CAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $93 strike highlighted in orange:

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PayPal Holdings Inc (Symbol: PYPL) options are showing a volume of 29,275 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 50.9% of PYPL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $43 strike call option expiring April 28, 2017 , with 10,014 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of PYPL. Below is a chart showing PYPL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $43 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Qualcomm Inc (Symbol: QCOM) saw options trading volume of 37,731 contracts, representing approximately 3.8 million underlying shares or approximately 44.9% of QCOM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring October 20, 2017 , with 5,080 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 508,000 underlying shares of QCOM. Below is a chart showing QCOM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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