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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in AFLAC Inc (Symbol: AFL), where a total volume of 42,212 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 4.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 106.5% of AFL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 18,660 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares of AFL. Below is a chart showing AFL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Arconic Inc (Symbol: ARNC) options are showing a volume of 45,762 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 82.4% of ARNC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $19 strike put option expiring January 25, 2019 , with 12,508 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of ARNC. Below is a chart showing ARNC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $19 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Starbucks Corp. (Symbol: SBUX) options are showing a volume of 87,974 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 8.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 76% of SBUX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 11.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $71 strike call option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 14,396 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares of SBUX. Below is a chart showing SBUX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $71 strike highlighted in orange:

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