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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: AZO, CHTR, URI

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in AutoZone, Inc. (Symbol: AZO), where a total volume of 3,970 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 397,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 150.1% of AZO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 264,410 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $710 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 1,704 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 170,400 underlying shares of AZO. Below is a chart showing AZO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $710 strike highlighted in orange:

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Charter Communications Inc (Symbol: CHTR) saw options trading volume of 14,581 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 101.8% of CHTR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $315 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 2,171 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 217,100 underlying shares of CHTR. Below is a chart showing CHTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $315 strike highlighted in orange:

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And United Rentals, Inc. (Symbol: URI) saw options trading volume of 13,007 contracts, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares or approximately 89.8% of URI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $130 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 1,026 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 102,600 underlying shares of URI. Below is a chart showing URI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for AZO options , CHTR options , or URI options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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