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Notable Monday Option Activity: HAL, AMCX, RMTI

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Halliburton Company (Symbol: HAL), where a total volume of 32,764 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 44.9% of HAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 1,851 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 185,100 underlying shares of HAL. Below is a chart showing HAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

AMC Networks Inc (Symbol: AMCX) options are showing a volume of 3,031 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 303,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.3% of AMCX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 683,660 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 1,513 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 151,300 underlying shares of AMCX. Below is a chart showing AMCX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

And Rockwell Medical, Inc (Symbol: RMTI) saw options trading volume of 949 contracts, representing approximately 94,900 underlying shares or approximately 41.7% of RMTI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 227,455 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $7 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 400 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,000 underlying shares of RMTI. Below is a chart showing RMTI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $7 strike highlighted in orange:

For the various different available expirations for HAL options , AMCX options , or RMTI options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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