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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: MPC, HRTX, SYF

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Marathon Petroleum Corp. (Symbol: MPC), where a total of 23,882 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.4 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 43.5% of MPC's average daily trading volume over the past month of 5.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring July 15, 2016 , with 15,825 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of MPC. Below is a chart showing MPC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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Heron Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: HRTX) options are showing a volume of 2,101 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 210,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.1% of HRTX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 487,365 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $27.50 strike call option expiring July 15, 2016 , with 700 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 70,000 underlying shares of HRTX. Below is a chart showing HRTX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $27.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Synchrony Financial (Symbol: SYF) saw options trading volume of 25,392 contracts, representing approximately 2.5 million underlying shares or approximately 42.1% of SYF's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $26.50 strike put option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 4,355 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 435,500 underlying shares of SYF. Below is a chart showing SYF's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $26.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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