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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: POWR, PANW, JCP

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in PowerSecure International, Inc. (Symbol: POWR), where a total volume of 1,009 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 100,900 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 64.8% of POWR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 155,775 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike put option expiring March 18, 2016 , with 354 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 35,400 underlying shares of POWR. Below is a chart showing POWR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Palo Alto Networks, Inc (Symbol: PANW) saw options trading volume of 19,144 contracts, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares or approximately 64.4% of PANW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $160 strike call option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 1,473 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 147,300 underlying shares of PANW. Below is a chart showing PANW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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And J.C. Penney Co., Inc. (Symbol: JCP) saw options trading volume of 70,928 contracts, representing approximately 7.1 million underlying shares or approximately 63.9% of JCP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 11.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $8.50 strike call option expiring March 04, 2016 , with 12,815 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of JCP. Below is a chart showing JCP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $8.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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