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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: AFAM, MDCO, DECK

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Almost Family Inc (Symbol: AFAM), where a total volume of 390 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 39,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 55.7% of AFAM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 70,070 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring August 19, 2016 , with 220 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 22,000 underlying shares of AFAM. Below is a chart showing AFAM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

Medicines Co (Symbol: MDCO) saw options trading volume of 4,834 contracts, representing approximately 483,400 underlying shares or approximately 53.1% of MDCO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 911,105 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $33 strike put option expiring April 15, 2016 , with 2,253 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 225,300 underlying shares of MDCO. Below is a chart showing MDCO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $33 strike highlighted in orange:

And Deckers Outdoor Corp. (Symbol: DECK) saw options trading volume of 5,825 contracts, representing approximately 582,500 underlying shares or approximately 48.2% of DECK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $52 strike call option expiring December 31, 2015 , with 2,686 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 268,600 underlying shares of DECK. Below is a chart showing DECK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $52 strike highlighted in orange:

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