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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: MCY, GNW, LM

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Mercury General Corp. (Symbol: MCY), where a total of 1,910 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 191,000 underlying shares. That amounts to about 85.3% of MCY's average daily trading volume over the past month of 223,895 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 1,836 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 183,600 underlying shares of MCY. Below is a chart showing MCY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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Genworth Financial, Inc. (Symbol: GNW) options are showing a volume of 25,976 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 84% of GNW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020, with 20,020 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares of GNW. Below is a chart showing GNW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Legg Mason, Inc. (Symbol: LM) options are showing a volume of 7,619 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 761,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 77% of LM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 989,910 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $26 strike put option expiring November 15, 2019, with 4,239 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 423,900 underlying shares of LM. Below is a chart showing LM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $26 strike highlighted in orange:

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