Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: EPC, DECK, MLHR

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Edgewell Personal Care Co (Symbol: EPC), where a total volume of 5,521 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 552,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 94.3% of EPC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 585,410 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring November 18, 2016 , with 2,738 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 273,800 underlying shares of EPC. Below is a chart showing EPC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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Deckers Outdoor Corp. (Symbol: DECK) saw options trading volume of 4,525 contracts, representing approximately 452,500 underlying shares or approximately 93.1% of DECK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 485,965 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike put option expiring November 18, 2016 , with 1,712 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 171,200 underlying shares of DECK. Below is a chart showing DECK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Herman Miller Inc. (Symbol: MLHR) options are showing a volume of 3,208 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 320,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 86.2% of MLHR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 372,070 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring October 21, 2016 , with 2,592 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 259,200 underlying shares of MLHR. Below is a chart showing MLHR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for EPC options , DECK options , or MLHR options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: EPC , DECK , MLHR


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