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Notable Thursday Option Activity: HLF, TFM, GPRE

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Herbalife Ltd. (Symbol: HLF), where a total of 10,117 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 57.4% of HLF's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $70 strike call option expiring April 15, 2016 , with 2,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,000 underlying shares of HLF. Below is a chart showing HLF's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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Fresh Market, Inc. (Symbol: TFM) options are showing a volume of 4,022 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 402,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 57.4% of TFM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 700,885 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $25 strike put option expiring March 18, 2016 , with 1,129 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 112,900 underlying shares of TFM. Below is a chart showing TFM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Green Plains Inc. (Symbol: GPRE) options are showing a volume of 3,281 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 328,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56.8% of GPRE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 577,555 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 2,467 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 246,700 underlying shares of GPRE. Below is a chart showing GPRE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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