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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: SMP, NOW, EDIT

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Standard Motor Products, Inc. (Symbol: SMP), where a total of 623 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 62,300 underlying shares. That amounts to about 78.2% of SMP's average daily trading volume over the past month of 79,675 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 600 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 60,000 underlying shares of SMP. Below is a chart showing SMP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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ServiceNow Inc (Symbol: NOW) options are showing a volume of 11,105 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 77.2% of NOW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $200 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 4,201 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 420,100 underlying shares of NOW. Below is a chart showing NOW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $200 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Editas Medicine Inc (Symbol: EDIT) saw options trading volume of 5,095 contracts, representing approximately 509,500 underlying shares or approximately 74.8% of EDIT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 681,565 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $45 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 2,009 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,900 underlying shares of EDIT. Below is a chart showing EDIT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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