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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: GNW, MMM, DFRG


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Genworth Financial, Inc. (Symbol: GNW), where a total volume of 18,828 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 45.2% of GNW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020 , with 7,505 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 750,500 underlying shares of GNW. Below is a chart showing GNW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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3M Co (Symbol: MMM) options are showing a volume of 13,486 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.4% of MMM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $220 strike call option expiring June 19, 2020 , with 2,911 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 291,100 underlying shares of MMM. Below is a chart showing MMM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $220 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc (Symbol: DFRG) saw options trading volume of 2,931 contracts, representing approximately 293,100 underlying shares or approximately 44.2% of DFRG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 663,375 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $7.50 strike put option expiring December 20, 2019 , with 1,393 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 139,300 underlying shares of DFRG. Below is a chart showing DFRG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $7.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for GNW options , MMM options , or DFRG options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks , Options
Referenced Symbols: GNW , MMM , DFRG



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