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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: MRCY, SSP, AGO


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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 1,268 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 126,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 53% of MRCY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 239,225 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $45 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 1,175 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 117,500 underlying shares of MRCY. Below is a chart showing MRCY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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E.W. Scripps Co (Symbol: SSP) saw options trading volume of 2,001 contracts, representing approximately 200,100 underlying shares or approximately 49.6% of SSP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 403,335 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring December 15, 2017 , with 1,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,000 underlying shares of SSP. Below is a chart showing SSP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Assured Guaranty Ltd (Symbol: AGO) saw options trading volume of 3,821 contracts, representing approximately 382,100 underlying shares or approximately 45.7% of AGO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 836,815 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $34 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 2,081 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 208,100 underlying shares of AGO. Below is a chart showing AGO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $34 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for MRCY options , SSP options , or AGO options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: MRCY , SSP , AGO



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