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Notable Thursday Option Activity: CHTR, UVV, SMG

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Charter Communications Inc (Symbol: CHTR), where a total volume of 4,856 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 485,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 52.8% of CHTR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 920,110 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $375 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 2,003 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,300 underlying shares of CHTR. Below is a chart showing CHTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $375 strike highlighted in orange:

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Universal Corp (Symbol: UVV) options are showing a volume of 691 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 69,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.2% of UVV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 134,920 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring August 16, 2019, with 263 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 26,300 underlying shares of UVV. Below is a chart showing UVV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (Symbol: SMG) options are showing a volume of 2,764 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 276,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.2% of SMG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 539,445 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $80 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 800 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 80,000 underlying shares of SMG. Below is a chart showing SMG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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