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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: SONC, STLD, CLR

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Sonic Corp. (Symbol: SONC), where a total volume of 5,648 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 564,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 76.6% of SONC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 737,550 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 3,019 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 301,900 underlying shares of SONC. Below is a chart showing SONC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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Steel Dynamics Inc. (Symbol: STLD) saw options trading volume of 20,268 contracts, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares or approximately 56.8% of STLD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 11,436 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of STLD. Below is a chart showing STLD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Continental Resources Inc. (Symbol: CLR) options are showing a volume of 13,384 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.4% of CLR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $34 strike put option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 6,016 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 601,600 underlying shares of CLR. Below is a chart showing CLR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $34 strike highlighted in orange:

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