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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: SYF, MCO, ERII

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Synchrony Financial (Symbol: SYF), where a total volume of 30,401 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 53.7% of SYF's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $42 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 28,933 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.9 million underlying shares of SYF. Below is a chart showing SYF's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $42 strike highlighted in orange:

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Moody's Corp. (Symbol: MCO) options are showing a volume of 5,396 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 539,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.3% of MCO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $110 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 3,506 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 350,600 underlying shares of MCO. Below is a chart showing MCO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Energy Recovery Inc (Symbol: ERII) saw options trading volume of 1,553 contracts, representing approximately 155,300 underlying shares or approximately 50.8% of ERII's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 305,910 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike call option expiring August 18, 2017 , with 1,520 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 152,000 underlying shares of ERII. Below is a chart showing ERII's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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