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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: SMRT, SYNA, MCD

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Stein Mart, Inc. (Symbol: SMRT), where a total volume of 1,600 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 160,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 69.6% of SMRT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 229,905 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $7.50 strike put option expiring August 19, 2016 , with 1,600 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 160,000 underlying shares of SMRT. Below is a chart showing SMRT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $7.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Synaptics Inc (Symbol: SYNA) saw options trading volume of 3,839 contracts, representing approximately 383,900 underlying shares or approximately 67.9% of SYNA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 565,655 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring April 15, 2016 , with 3,221 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 322,100 underlying shares of SYNA. Below is a chart showing SYNA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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And McDonald's Corp (Symbol: MCD) saw options trading volume of 38,561 contracts, representing approximately 3.9 million underlying shares or approximately 64.6% of MCD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $116 strike call option expiring April 22, 2016 , with 24,205 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.4 million underlying shares of MCD. Below is a chart showing MCD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $116 strike highlighted in orange:

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