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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: CSCO, BLMN, CWEN

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Cisco Systems Inc (Symbol: CSCO), where a total volume of 111,030 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 11.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 57% of CSCO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 19.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $46 strike put option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 7,398 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 739,800 underlying shares of CSCO. Below is a chart showing CSCO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $46 strike highlighted in orange:

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Bloomin' Brands Inc (Symbol: BLMN) saw options trading volume of 6,361 contracts, representing approximately 636,100 underlying shares or approximately 54.9% of BLMN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 3,718 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 371,800 underlying shares of BLMN. Below is a chart showing BLMN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Clearway Energy Inc (Symbol: CWEN) options are showing a volume of 6,551 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 655,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.7% of CWEN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 5,032 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 503,200 underlying shares of CWEN. Below is a chart showing CWEN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for CSCO options , BLMN options , or CWEN options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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