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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: VMW, GM, ACAT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in VMware Inc (Symbol: VMW), where a total volume of 11,257 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.3% of VMW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $65 strike put option expiring August 19, 2016 , with 3,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 300,000 underlying shares of VMW. Below is a chart showing VMW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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General Motors Co. (Symbol: GM) options are showing a volume of 60,390 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 6.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.3% of GM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 14.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $31 strike put option expiring August 05, 2016 , with 12,347 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares of GM. Below is a chart showing GM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $31 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Arctic Cat Inc (Symbol: ACAT) options are showing a volume of 617 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 61,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.3% of ACAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 145,780 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike put option expiring August 19, 2016 , with 308 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 30,800 underlying shares of ACAT. Below is a chart showing ACAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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