Notable Thursday Option Activity: MA, PICO, AT

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Mastercard Inc (MA), where a total of 16,856 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 42.5% of MA's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $104 strike put option expiring November 18, 2016, with 6,011 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 601,100 underlying shares of MA. Below is a chart showing MA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $104 strike highlighted in orange:

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PICO Holdings Inc. ( PICO) saw options trading volume of 391 contracts, representing approximately 39,100 underlying shares or approximately 42.5% of PICO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 91,970 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring November 18, 2016, with 250 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 25,000 underlying shares of PICO. Below is a chart showing PICO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Atlantic Power Corp ( AT) saw options trading volume of 1,260 contracts, representing approximately 126,000 underlying shares or approximately 42% of AT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 300,285 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike put option expiring January 20, 2017, with 800 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 80,000 underlying shares of AT. Below is a chart showing AT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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