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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: TEN, NUE, MAT


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Tenneco Inc (Symbol: TEN), where a total volume of 1,620 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 162,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 42.1% of TEN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 384,935 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $46 strike call option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 1,429 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 142,900 underlying shares of TEN. Below is a chart showing TEN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $46 strike highlighted in orange:

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Nucor Corp. (Symbol: NUE) options are showing a volume of 8,129 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 812,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.4% of NUE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $57.50 strike put option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 2,505 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,500 underlying shares of NUE. Below is a chart showing NUE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $57.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Mattel Inc (Symbol: MAT) options are showing a volume of 11,669 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.4% of MAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $8 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020 , with 4,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 400,000 underlying shares of MAT. Below is a chart showing MAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $8 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for TEN options , NUE options , or MAT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: TEN , NUE , MAT



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