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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: TSCO, CARA, MARA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Tractor Supply Co. (Symbol: TSCO), where a total volume of 6,276 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 627,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 63.2% of TSCO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 992,625 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $165 strike put option expiring August 20, 2021, with 2,418 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 241,800 underlying shares of TSCO. Below is a chart showing TSCO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $165 strike highlighted in orange:

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Cara Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: CARA) saw options trading volume of 2,977 contracts, representing approximately 297,700 underlying shares or approximately 62.1% of CARA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 479,090 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike put option expiring August 20, 2021, with 1,962 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 196,200 underlying shares of CARA. Below is a chart showing CARA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Marathon Digital Holdings Inc (Symbol: MARA) options are showing a volume of 50,356 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 5.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 60.6% of MARA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $20 strike put option expiring July 30, 2021, with 4,097 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 409,700 underlying shares of MARA. Below is a chart showing MARA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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