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Notable Friday Option Activity: ESPR, SMG, W

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Esperion Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: ESPR), where a total of 922 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 92,200 underlying shares. That amounts to about 50.7% of ESPR's average daily trading volume over the past month of 181,790 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $26 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 460 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 46,000 underlying shares of ESPR. Below is a chart showing ESPR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $26 strike highlighted in orange:

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (Symbol: SMG) saw options trading volume of 2,828 contracts, representing approximately 282,800 underlying shares or approximately 49.7% of SMG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 568,785 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring December 16, 2016 , with 1,264 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 126,400 underlying shares of SMG. Below is a chart showing SMG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Wayfair Inc (Symbol: W) saw options trading volume of 5,213 contracts, representing approximately 521,300 underlying shares or approximately 49% of W's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $39 strike call option expiring December 16, 2016 , with 3,293 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 329,300 underlying shares of W. Below is a chart showing W's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $39 strike highlighted in orange:

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