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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: WTW, KSU, AZO

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (Symbol: WTW), where a total volume of 10,592 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 49.4% of WTW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $9 strike put option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 2,653 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 265,300 underlying shares of WTW. Below is a chart showing WTW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $9 strike highlighted in orange:

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Kansas City Southern (Symbol: KSU) saw options trading volume of 7,735 contracts, representing approximately 773,500 underlying shares or approximately 48.8% of KSU's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike call option expiring June 16, 2017 , with 1,358 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 135,800 underlying shares of KSU. Below is a chart showing KSU's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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And AutoZone, Inc. (Symbol: AZO) options are showing a volume of 1,377 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 137,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 48% of AZO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 287,075 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $860 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 380 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 38,000 underlying shares of AZO. Below is a chart showing AZO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $860 strike highlighted in orange:

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