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Notable Thursday Option Activity: VGR, LGIH, MPC

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Vector Group Ltd (Symbol: VGR), where a total volume of 6,765 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 676,500 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 68% of VGR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 994,305 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $7.50 strike put option expiring December 20, 2019, with 3,851 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 385,100 underlying shares of VGR. Below is a chart showing VGR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $7.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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LGI Homes, Inc. (Symbol: LGIH) options are showing a volume of 1,625 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 162,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 67.3% of LGIH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 241,420 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $75 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019, with 604 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 60,400 underlying shares of LGIH. Below is a chart showing LGIH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Marathon Petroleum Corp. (Symbol: MPC) options are showing a volume of 42,867 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 65.3% of MPC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $62.50 strike call option expiring October 18, 2019, with 10,207 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of MPC. Below is a chart showing MPC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $62.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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