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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: SMG, ITCI, SBUX

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (Symbol: SMG), where a total of 1,954 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 195,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 50.8% of SMG's average daily trading volume over the past month of 384,675 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 612 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 61,200 underlying shares of SMG. Below is a chart showing SMG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc (Symbol: ITCI) options are showing a volume of 2,025 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 202,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 48.6% of ITCI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 416,695 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 670 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 67,000 underlying shares of ITCI. Below is a chart showing ITCI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Starbucks Corp. (Symbol: SBUX) saw options trading volume of 40,651 contracts, representing approximately 4.1 million underlying shares or approximately 46.9% of SBUX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $53 strike put option expiring March 03, 2017 , with 6,053 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 605,300 underlying shares of SBUX. Below is a chart showing SBUX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $53 strike highlighted in orange:

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