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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: SSYS, VLO, CCL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Stratasys, Ltd. (Symbol: SSYS), where a total volume of 2,516 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 251,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41.4% of SSYS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 607,255 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring April 27, 2018 , with 419 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 41,900 underlying shares of SSYS. Below is a chart showing SSYS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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Valero Energy Corp (Symbol: VLO) options are showing a volume of 14,131 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.1% of VLO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $105 strike call option expiring April 27, 2018 , with 2,228 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 222,800 underlying shares of VLO. Below is a chart showing VLO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $105 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Carnival Corp (Symbol: CCL) saw options trading volume of 15,049 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 40.7% of CCL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $62.50 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 3,768 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 376,800 underlying shares of CCL. Below is a chart showing CCL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $62.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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