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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: FGL, FIZZ, UNVR

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Fidelity & Guaranty Life (Symbol: FGL), where a total volume of 1,007 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 100,700 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 57.9% of FGL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 174,010 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $20 strike put option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 900 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 90,000 underlying shares of FGL. Below is a chart showing FGL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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National Beverage Corp. (Symbol: FIZZ) options are showing a volume of 1,444 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 144,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56.5% of FIZZ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 255,635 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike put option expiring June 16, 2017 , with 1,173 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 117,300 underlying shares of FIZZ. Below is a chart showing FIZZ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Univar Inc (Symbol: UNVR) saw options trading volume of 2,710 contracts, representing approximately 271,000 underlying shares or approximately 54.2% of UNVR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 500,310 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring November 18, 2016 , with 1,362 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 136,200 underlying shares of UNVR. Below is a chart showing UNVR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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