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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: OA, CPRT, IONS

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Orbital ATK Inc (Symbol: OA), where a total volume of 1,564 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 156,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 59.9% of OA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 260,895 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 904 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 90,400 underlying shares of OA. Below is a chart showing OA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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Copart, Inc. (Symbol: CPRT) options are showing a volume of 2,456 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 245,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 55.1% of CPRT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 445,850 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 2,008 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,800 underlying shares of CPRT. Below is a chart showing CPRT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (Symbol: IONS) saw options trading volume of 7,518 contracts, representing approximately 751,800 underlying shares or approximately 53% of IONS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 2,071 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 207,100 underlying shares of IONS. Below is a chart showing IONS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for OA options , CPRT options , or IONS options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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