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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: URI, CTXS, DRI

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in United Rentals, Inc. (Symbol: URI), where a total of 7,007 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 700,700 underlying shares. That amounts to about 43.8% of URI's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $56.50 strike put option expiring April 22, 2016 , with 1,891 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 189,100 underlying shares of URI. Below is a chart showing URI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $56.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Citrix Systems, Inc. (Symbol: CTXS) options are showing a volume of 5,755 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 575,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.6% of CTXS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $75 strike put option expiring May 20, 2016 , with 2,280 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 228,000 underlying shares of CTXS. Below is a chart showing CTXS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Symbol: DRI) options are showing a volume of 8,935 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 893,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.6% of DRI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $75 strike call option expiring May 20, 2016 , with 2,432 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 243,200 underlying shares of DRI. Below is a chart showing DRI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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