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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: NFLX, IBM, CMG

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Netflix Inc. (Symbol: NFLX), where a total volume of 132,168 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 13.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 220.7% of NFLX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $205 strike call option expiring January 05, 2018 , with 8,066 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 806,600 underlying shares of NFLX. Below is a chart showing NFLX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $205 strike highlighted in orange:

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International Business Machines Corp (Symbol: IBM) saw options trading volume of 81,750 contracts, representing approximately 8.2 million underlying shares or approximately 187% of IBM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $160 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 7,167 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 716,700 underlying shares of IBM. Below is a chart showing IBM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (Symbol: CMG) options are showing a volume of 19,191 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 170.1% of CMG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $285 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 1,364 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 136,400 underlying shares of CMG. Below is a chart showing CMG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $285 strike highlighted in orange:

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