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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: MBI, GPRE, STRZA

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in MBIA Inc. (Symbol: MBI), where a total of 34,735 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 136.3% of MBI's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $5 strike put option expiring January 15, 2016 , with 30,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.0 million underlying shares of MBI. Below is a chart showing MBI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $5 strike highlighted in orange:

Green Plains Inc. (Symbol: GPRE) options are showing a volume of 5,456 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 545,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 66.2% of GPRE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 823,710 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $18 strike put option expiring December 18, 2015 , with 5,321 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 532,100 underlying shares of GPRE. Below is a chart showing GPRE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $18 strike highlighted in orange:

And Starz (Symbol: STRZA) options are showing a volume of 6,276 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 627,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 61.3% of STRZA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $38 strike call option expiring April 15, 2016 , with 4,038 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 403,800 underlying shares of STRZA. Below is a chart showing STRZA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $38 strike highlighted in orange:

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