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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: SIG, HOG, UNH

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Signet Jewelers Ltd (Symbol: SIG), where a total volume of 20,175 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 82.1% of SIG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 9,682 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 968,200 underlying shares of SIG. Below is a chart showing SIG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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Harley-Davidson Inc (Symbol: HOG) options are showing a volume of 11,502 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 66.7% of HOG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring November 17, 2017 , with 5,010 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 501,000 underlying shares of HOG. Below is a chart showing HOG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And UnitedHealth Group Inc (Symbol: UNH) options are showing a volume of 11,933 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56.6% of UNH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $185 strike call option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 1,913 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 191,300 underlying shares of UNH. Below is a chart showing UNH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $185 strike highlighted in orange:

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