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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: VECO, CGNX, AVP

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Veeco Instruments Inc (Symbol: VECO), where a total volume of 2,988 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 298,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 52.7% of VECO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 566,515 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $26 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 1,510 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 151,000 underlying shares of VECO. Below is a chart showing VECO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $26 strike highlighted in orange:

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Cognex Corp. (Symbol: CGNX) saw options trading volume of 2,191 contracts, representing approximately 219,100 underlying shares or approximately 51.4% of CGNX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 426,245 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $75 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 601 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 60,100 underlying shares of CGNX. Below is a chart showing CGNX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Avon Products, Inc. (Symbol: AVP) saw options trading volume of 20,544 contracts, representing approximately 2.1 million underlying shares or approximately 50.2% of AVP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $6 strike call option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 10,256 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of AVP. Below is a chart showing AVP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $6 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for VECO options , CGNX options , or AVP options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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