Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: OPY, ANF, MRO

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Oppenheimer Holdings Inc (OPY), where a total volume of 594 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 59,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 73.8% of OPY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 80,505 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring November 17, 2017, with 241 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 24,100 underlying shares of OPY. Below is a chart showing OPY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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Abercrombie & Fitch Co ( ANF) options are showing a volume of 13,975 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 64.4% of ANF's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring December 15, 2017, with 5,449 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 544,900 underlying shares of ANF. Below is a chart showing ANF's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Marathon Oil Corp. ( MRO) saw options trading volume of 84,927 contracts, representing approximately 8.5 million underlying shares or approximately 63% of MRO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 13.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $15.50 strike call option expiring December 29, 2017, with 35,319 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares of MRO. Below is a chart showing MRO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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