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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: AVAV, BIG, KR

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in AeroVironment, Inc. (Symbol: AVAV), where a total volume of 2,547 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 254,700 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 104.8% of AVAV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 242,965 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 268 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 26,800 underlying shares of AVAV. Below is a chart showing AVAV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Big Lots, Inc. (Symbol: BIG) saw options trading volume of 9,013 contracts, representing approximately 901,300 underlying shares or approximately 90.6% of BIG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 995,245 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $57.50 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 3,966 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 396,600 underlying shares of BIG. Below is a chart showing BIG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $57.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Kroger Co (Symbol: KR) saw options trading volume of 78,101 contracts, representing approximately 7.8 million underlying shares or approximately 87.7% of KR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $28 strike call option expiring March 09, 2018 , with 16,782 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares of KR. Below is a chart showing KR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $28 strike highlighted in orange:

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