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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: IGT, JCP, H

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in International Game Technology PLC (Symbol: IGT), where a total volume of 6,101 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 610,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 117.2% of IGT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 520,620 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring January 15, 2016 , with 6,101 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 610,100 underlying shares of IGT. Below is a chart showing IGT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

J.C. Penney Co., Inc. (Symbol: JCP) saw options trading volume of 111,435 contracts, representing approximately 11.1 million underlying shares or approximately 99.7% of JCP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 11.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $4 strike put option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 35,962 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.6 million underlying shares of JCP. Below is a chart showing JCP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $4 strike highlighted in orange:

And Hyatt Hotels Corp (Symbol: H) saw options trading volume of 6,637 contracts, representing approximately 663,700 underlying shares or approximately 94.9% of H's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 699,285 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $45 strike put option expiring May 20, 2016 , with 3,325 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 332,500 underlying shares of H. Below is a chart showing H's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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