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Notable Friday Option Activity: HLF, LMT, SBUX

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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Herbalife Ltd. (Symbol: HLF), where a total of 5,995 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 599,500 underlying shares. That amounts to about 47.7% of HLF’s average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $25 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 1,135 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 113,500 underlying shares of HLF. Below is a chart showing HLF’s trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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Lockheed Martin Corp (Symbol: LMT) options are showing a volume of 4,576 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 457,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.4% of LMT’s average daily trading volume over the past month, of 965,130 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $272.50 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 654 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 65,400 underlying shares of LMT. Below is a chart showing LMT’s trailing twelve month trading history, with the $272.50 strike highlighted in orange: Loading+chart++2017+TickerTech.com And Starbucks Corp. (Symbol: SBUX) saw options trading volume of 42,324 contracts, representing approximately 4.2 million underlying shares or approximately 47.4% of SBUX’s average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $61 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 6,008 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 600,800 underlying shares of SBUX. Below is a chart showing SBUX’s trailing twelve month trading history, with the $61 strike highlighted in orange: Loading+chart++2017+TickerTech.com For the various different available expirations for HLF options , LMT options , or SBUX options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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