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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: MIDD, TAP, SRCL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Middleby Corp (Symbol: MIDD), where a total volume of 8,502 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 850,200 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 330.7% of MIDD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 257,115 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $160 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 8,478 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 847,800 underlying shares of MIDD. Below is a chart showing MIDD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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Molson Coors Brewing Co. (Symbol: TAP) saw options trading volume of 10,741 contracts, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares or approximately 88.1% of TAP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 2,515 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 251,500 underlying shares of TAP. Below is a chart showing TAP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Stericycle Inc. (Symbol: SRCL) options are showing a volume of 6,285 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 628,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 72.7% of SRCL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 864,335 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $75 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 6,251 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 625,100 underlying shares of SRCL. Below is a chart showing SRCL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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