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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: COST, TAST, AZO

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST), where a total of 11,083 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 45% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $190 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 3,187 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 318,700 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $190 strike highlighted in orange:

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Carrols Restaurant Group Inc (Symbol: TAST) saw options trading volume of 1,139 contracts, representing approximately 113,900 underlying shares or approximately 44.5% of TAST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 255,715 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 800 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 80,000 underlying shares of TAST. Below is a chart showing TAST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And AutoZone, Inc. (Symbol: AZO) saw options trading volume of 2,282 contracts, representing approximately 228,200 underlying shares or approximately 44% of AZO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 518,935 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $640 strike call option expiring April 06, 2018 , with 131 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 13,100 underlying shares of AZO. Below is a chart showing AZO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $640 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for COST options , TAST options , or AZO options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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