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Notable Thursday Option Activity: SGMS, IP, TUMI

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Scientific Games Corp (Symbol: SGMS), where a total volume of 7,592 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 759,200 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 44.7% of SGMS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring April 15, 2016 , with 3,154 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 315,400 underlying shares of SGMS. Below is a chart showing SGMS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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International Paper Co (Symbol: IP) options are showing a volume of 21,371 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.3% of IP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $39 strike call option expiring April 15, 2016 , with 11,321 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of IP. Below is a chart showing IP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $39 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Tumi Holdings Inc (Symbol: TUMI) options are showing a volume of 3,115 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 311,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.2% of TUMI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 720,830 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike put option expiring March 18, 2016 , with 1,105 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 110,500 underlying shares of TUMI. Below is a chart showing TUMI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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