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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: SHLD, ENDP, FOXA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Sears Holdings Corp (Symbol: SHLD), where a total volume of 6,143 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 614,300 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.1% of SHLD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 875 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 87,500 underlying shares of SHLD. Below is a chart showing SHLD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

Endo International plc (Symbol: ENDP) options are showing a volume of 27,416 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.9% of ENDP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 11,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of ENDP. Below is a chart showing ENDP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

And Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (Symbol: FOXA) saw options trading volume of 29,452 contracts, representing approximately 2.9 million underlying shares or approximately 42.8% of FOXA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $29 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 13,708 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares of FOXA. Below is a chart showing FOXA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $29 strike highlighted in orange:

For the various different available expirations for SHLD options , ENDP options , or FOXA options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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