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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: BURL, HLF, CERS

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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Burlington Stores Inc (Symbol: BURL), where a total of 31,359 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.1 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 201.3% of BURL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring December 18, 2015 , with 10,260 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of BURL. Below is a chart showing BURL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

Herbalife Ltd. (Symbol: HLF) saw options trading volume of 16,475 contracts, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares or approximately 114.7% of HLF's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring January 15, 2016 , with 3,816 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 381,600 underlying shares of HLF. Below is a chart showing HLF's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

And Cerus Corp. (Symbol: CERS) options are showing a volume of 5,360 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 536,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 76.2% of CERS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 703,620 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $6 strike call option expiring February 19, 2016 , with 5,042 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 504,200 underlying shares of CERS. Below is a chart showing CERS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $6 strike highlighted in orange:

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