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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: DATA, NSM, EPAM

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Tableau Software, Inc. (Symbol: DATA), where a total volume of 9,946 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 994,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 82.8% of DATA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $70 strike put option expiring November 20, 2015 , with 5,565 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 556,500 underlying shares of DATA. Below is a chart showing DATA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc (Symbol: NSM) options are showing a volume of 8,031 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 803,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 82% of NSM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 979,780 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $16 strike put option expiring January 15, 2016 , with 4,532 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 453,200 underlying shares of NSM. Below is a chart showing NSM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $16 strike highlighted in orange:

And Epam Systems, Inc. (Symbol: EPAM) options are showing a volume of 3,250 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 325,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 79.2% of EPAM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 410,380 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $70 strike put option expiring November 20, 2015 , with 866 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 86,600 underlying shares of EPAM. Below is a chart showing EPAM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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