Notable Thursday Option Activity: FIVE, ACHC, FMI


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Five Below Inc (Symbol: FIVE), where a total volume of 6,507 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 650,700 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 81.3% of FIVE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 799,895 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $43 strike call option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 849 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 84,900 underlying shares of FIVE. Below is a chart showing FIVE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $43 strike highlighted in orange:

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Acadia Healthcare Company Inc. (Symbol: ACHC) options are showing a volume of 3,860 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 386,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 77.6% of ACHC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 497,375 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 1,824 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 182,400 underlying shares of ACHC. Below is a chart showing ACHC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Foundation Medicine Inc (Symbol: FMI) saw options trading volume of 1,464 contracts, representing approximately 146,400 underlying shares or approximately 76.6% of FMI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 191,200 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 360 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 36,000 underlying shares of FMI. Below is a chart showing FMI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for FIVE options , ACHC options , or FMI options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: FIVE , ACHC , FMI


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