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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: FIT, X, CATM

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Fitbit Inc (Symbol: FIT), where a total volume of 38,879 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 57.4% of FIT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring January 15, 2016 , with 5,317 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 531,700 underlying shares of FIT. Below is a chart showing FIT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

United States Steel Corp. (Symbol: X) options are showing a volume of 58,539 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 5.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.6% of X's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 10.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $9 strike put option expiring April 15, 2016 , with 10,021 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of X. Below is a chart showing X's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $9 strike highlighted in orange:

And Cardtronics Inc (Symbol: CATM) saw options trading volume of 1,600 contracts, representing approximately 160,000 underlying shares or approximately 53.7% of CATM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 298,100 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring March 18, 2016 , with 600 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 60,000 underlying shares of CATM. Below is a chart showing CATM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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