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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: TSLA, DDD, CL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Tesla Motors Inc (Symbol: TSLA), where a total volume of 89,537 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 9.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 183.4% of TSLA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $250 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 9,844 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 984,400 underlying shares of TSLA. Below is a chart showing TSLA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $250 strike highlighted in orange:

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3D Systems Corp. (Symbol: DDD) options are showing a volume of 27,965 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 100% of DDD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $14 strike put option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 8,631 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 863,100 underlying shares of DDD. Below is a chart showing DDD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $14 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Colgate-Palmolive Co. (Symbol: CL) options are showing a volume of 18,685 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 65.1% of CL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $70 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 8,865 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 886,500 underlying shares of CL. Below is a chart showing CL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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