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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: MFRM, MTOR, TXT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Mattress Firm Holding Corp (Symbol: MFRM), where a total volume of 2,180 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 218,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 68.4% of MFRM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 318,660 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 1,075 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 107,500 underlying shares of MFRM. Below is a chart showing MFRM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

Meritor Inc (Symbol: MTOR) saw options trading volume of 4,969 contracts, representing approximately 496,900 underlying shares or approximately 56.1% of MTOR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 886,070 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $9 strike call option expiring November 18, 2016 , with 4,960 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 496,000 underlying shares of MTOR. Below is a chart showing MTOR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $9 strike highlighted in orange:

And Textron Inc (Symbol: TXT) options are showing a volume of 7,487 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 748,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 52.8% of TXT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 3,509 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 350,900 underlying shares of TXT. Below is a chart showing TXT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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