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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: NYLD, SO, CCRN

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in NRG Yield Inc (Symbol: NYLD), where a total volume of 2,540 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 254,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 44.4% of NYLD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 572,230 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 2,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,000 underlying shares of NYLD. Below is a chart showing NYLD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

Southern Company (Symbol: SO) saw options trading volume of 15,112 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 43.5% of SO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $48 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 12,588 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of SO. Below is a chart showing SO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $48 strike highlighted in orange:

And Cross Country Healthcare Inc (Symbol: CCRN) options are showing a volume of 835 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 83,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.3% of CCRN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 192,895 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 416 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 41,600 underlying shares of CCRN. Below is a chart showing CCRN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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