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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: NDSN, STAR, TOL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Nordson Corp. (Symbol: NDSN), where a total volume of 2,870 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 287,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 132.7% of NDSN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 216,325 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $130 strike put option expiring September 20, 2019, with 1,400 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 140,000 underlying shares of NDSN. Below is a chart showing NDSN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:

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iStar Inc (Symbol: STAR) options are showing a volume of 5,846 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 584,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 97.6% of STAR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 599,275 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring October 18, 2019, with 5,600 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 560,000 underlying shares of STAR. Below is a chart showing STAR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Toll Brothers Inc. (Symbol: TOL) saw options trading volume of 10,625 contracts, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares or approximately 85.1% of TOL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $36.50 strike put option expiring May 24, 2019, with 1,019 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 101,900 underlying shares of TOL. Below is a chart showing TOL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $36.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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