Notable Tuesday Option Activity: KATE, SCVL, SKX

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Kate Spade & Co (KATE), where a total of 28,399 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.8 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 71.2% of KATE's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $17 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017, with 15,052 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of KATE. Below is a chart showing KATE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17 strike highlighted in orange:

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Shoe Carnival, Inc. ( SCVL) options are showing a volume of 521 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 52,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 55.1% of SCVL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 94,615 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring December 16, 2016, with 296 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 29,600 underlying shares of SCVL. Below is a chart showing SCVL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Skechers USA Inc ( SKX) saw options trading volume of 11,508 contracts, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares or approximately 51.8% of SKX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $22 strike call option expiring December 16, 2016, with 3,636 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 363,600 underlying shares of SKX. Below is a chart showing SKX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22 strike highlighted in orange:

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