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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: MG, GOOG, FB

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Mistras Group Inc (Symbol: MG), where a total volume of 853 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 85,300 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 163.1% of MG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 52,295 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 317 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 31,700 underlying shares of MG. Below is a chart showing MG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOG) saw options trading volume of 26,045 contracts, representing approximately 2.6 million underlying shares or approximately 155.4% of GOOG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1280 strike call option expiring September 21, 2018 , with 2,507 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,700 underlying shares of GOOG. Below is a chart showing GOOG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1280 strike highlighted in orange:

And Facebook Inc (Symbol: FB) options are showing a volume of 255,509 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 25.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 126.7% of FB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 20.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $180 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 26,688 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.7 million underlying shares of FB. Below is a chart showing FB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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