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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: MON, INT, MYL

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Monsanto Co (Symbol: MON), where a total volume of 6,878 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 687,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 45.8% of MON's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $115 strike call option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 1,543 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 154,300 underlying shares of MON. Below is a chart showing MON's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $115 strike highlighted in orange:

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World Fuel Services Corp. (Symbol: INT) options are showing a volume of 1,250 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 125,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.5% of INT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 274,980 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 405 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,500 underlying shares of INT. Below is a chart showing INT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Mylan NV (Symbol: MYL) saw options trading volume of 21,840 contracts, representing approximately 2.2 million underlying shares or approximately 43.9% of MYL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $47.50 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 2,606 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 260,600 underlying shares of MYL. Below is a chart showing MYL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $47.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for MON options , INT options , or MYL options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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