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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: GERN, VRA, CIT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Geron Corp. (Symbol: GERN), where a total volume of 9,008 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 900,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 44.5% of GERN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $5 strike put option expiring December 18, 2015 , with 1,597 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 159,700 underlying shares of GERN. Below is a chart showing GERN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $5 strike highlighted in orange:

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Vera Bradley Inc. (Symbol: VRA) saw options trading volume of 1,110 contracts, representing approximately 111,000 underlying shares or approximately 39.8% of VRA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 278,765 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $11 strike put option expiring January 15, 2016 , with 859 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 85,900 underlying shares of VRA. Below is a chart showing VRA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $11 strike highlighted in orange:

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And CIT Group, Inc. (Symbol: CIT) saw options trading volume of 7,569 contracts, representing approximately 756,900 underlying shares or approximately 38.4% of CIT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $46 strike call option expiring December 18, 2015 , with 4,261 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 426,100 underlying shares of CIT. Below is a chart showing CIT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $46 strike highlighted in orange:

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