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Notable Thursday Option Activity: NVDA, NOW, IT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in NVIDIA Corp (Symbol: NVDA), where a total volume of 122,827 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 12.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 52.6% of NVDA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 23.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike put option expiring January 06, 2017 , with 6,944 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 694,400 underlying shares of NVDA. Below is a chart showing NVDA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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ServiceNow Inc (Symbol: NOW) options are showing a volume of 5,623 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 562,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 50.6% of NOW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $70 strike put option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 1,883 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 188,300 underlying shares of NOW. Below is a chart showing NOW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Gartner Inc (Symbol: IT) saw options trading volume of 1,590 contracts, representing approximately 159,000 underlying shares or approximately 48.6% of IT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 327,175 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $85 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 432 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 43,200 underlying shares of IT. Below is a chart showing IT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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