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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: WTR, EBIX, EL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Aqua America Inc (Symbol: WTR), where a total volume of 3,209 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 320,900 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 42.5% of WTR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 755,745 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 2,527 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 252,700 underlying shares of WTR. Below is a chart showing WTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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Ebix Inc (Symbol: EBIX) options are showing a volume of 1,084 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 108,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.3% of EBIX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 256,245 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $45 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019 , with 500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,000 underlying shares of EBIX. Below is a chart showing EBIX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (Symbol: EL) saw options trading volume of 4,549 contracts, representing approximately 454,900 underlying shares or approximately 42.1% of EL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $170 strike call option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 2,717 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 271,700 underlying shares of EL. Below is a chart showing EL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $170 strike highlighted in orange:

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