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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: MDSO, MTW, LECO

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Medidata Solutions, Inc. (Symbol: MDSO), where a total of 3,610 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 361,000 underlying shares. That amounts to about 67.2% of MDSO's average daily trading volume over the past month of 537,060 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 1,435 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 143,500 underlying shares of MDSO. Below is a chart showing MDSO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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Manitowoc Company Inc (Symbol: MTW) options are showing a volume of 1,806 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 180,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 67.1% of MTW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 269,030 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $19 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019 , with 1,514 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 151,400 underlying shares of MTW. Below is a chart showing MTW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $19 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: LECO) saw options trading volume of 2,153 contracts, representing approximately 215,300 underlying shares or approximately 66.7% of LECO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 322,795 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 1,371 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 137,100 underlying shares of LECO. Below is a chart showing LECO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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