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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: ATHN, X, SIGM

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Athenahealth Inc (Symbol: ATHN), where a total of 2,154 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 215,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 47.4% of ATHN's average daily trading volume over the past month of 453,960 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $130 strike call option expiring December 18, 2015 , with 631 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 63,100 underlying shares of ATHN. Below is a chart showing ATHN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:

United States Steel Corp. (Symbol: X) saw options trading volume of 45,480 contracts, representing approximately 4.5 million underlying shares or approximately 42% of X's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 10.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $8 strike put option expiring January 15, 2016 , with 9,345 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 934,500 underlying shares of X. Below is a chart showing X's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $8 strike highlighted in orange:

And Sigma Designs, Inc. (Symbol: SIGM) saw options trading volume of 3,073 contracts, representing approximately 307,300 underlying shares or approximately 40.4% of SIGM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 759,845 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $7.50 strike call option expiring January 15, 2016 , with 3,013 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 301,300 underlying shares of SIGM. Below is a chart showing SIGM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $7.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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