Notable Thursday Option Activity: CARB, ITG, ILG

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Carbonite Inc ( CARB), where a total volume of 1,838 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 183,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41.9% of CARB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 439,085 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017, with 1,175 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 117,500 underlying shares of CARB. Below is a chart showing CARB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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Investment Technology Group Inc. ( ITG) saw options trading volume of 762 contracts, representing approximately 76,200 underlying shares or approximately 41.6% of ITG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 183,200 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017, with 500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,000 underlying shares of ITG. Below is a chart showing ITG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And ILG Inc ( ILG) saw options trading volume of 4,652 contracts, representing approximately 465,200 underlying shares or approximately 41.3% of ILG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $18 strike call option expiring June 16, 2017, with 2,434 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 243,400 underlying shares of ILG. Below is a chart showing ILG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $18 strike highlighted in orange:

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