Notable Thursday Option Activity: BZH, TDC, SYNA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (BZH), where a total volume of 3,103 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 310,300 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 45.6% of BZH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 679,890 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018, with 401 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,100 underlying shares of BZH. Below is a chart showing BZH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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Teradata Corp ( TDC) options are showing a volume of 5,741 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 574,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.5% of TDC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring February 16, 2018, with 2,038 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 203,800 underlying shares of TDC. Below is a chart showing TDC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Synaptics Inc ( SYNA) options are showing a volume of 4,796 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 479,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.2% of SYNA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018, with 805 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 80,500 underlying shares of SYNA. Below is a chart showing SYNA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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