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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: MRCY, HTZ, AMT


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Mercury Systems Inc (Symbol: MRCY), where a total volume of 1,293 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 129,300 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 46.1% of MRCY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 280,270 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 304 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 30,400 underlying shares of MRCY. Below is a chart showing MRCY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Hertz Global Holdings Inc (Symbol: HTZ) options are showing a volume of 13,473 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.6% of HTZ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 4,050 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 405,000 underlying shares of HTZ. Below is a chart showing HTZ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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And American Tower Corp (Symbol: AMT) options are showing a volume of 10,232 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.3% of AMT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $140 strike put option expiring January 26, 2018 , with 2,033 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 203,300 underlying shares of AMT. Below is a chart showing AMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for MRCY options , HTZ options , or AMT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: MRCY , HTZ , AMT



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