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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: RTN, BCOV, NEM

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Raytheon Co. (Symbol: RTN), where a total volume of 5,234 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 523,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 45% of RTN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $185 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 670 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 67,000 underlying shares of RTN. Below is a chart showing RTN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $185 strike highlighted in orange:

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Brightcove Inc (Symbol: BCOV) saw options trading volume of 606 contracts, representing approximately 60,600 underlying shares or approximately 44.1% of BCOV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 137,325 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $7.50 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 200 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 20,000 underlying shares of BCOV. Below is a chart showing BCOV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $7.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Newmont Mining Corp (Symbol: NEM) options are showing a volume of 20,694 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.9% of NEM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $41 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 5,961 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 596,100 underlying shares of NEM. Below is a chart showing NEM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $41 strike highlighted in orange:

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