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Notable Thursday Option Activity: LAMR, ULTA, SEAS


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Lamar Advertising Co (Symbol: LAMR), where a total volume of 20,060 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 255.5% of LAMR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 785,140 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $70 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 10,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of LAMR. Below is a chart showing LAMR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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Ulta Beauty Inc (Symbol: ULTA) saw options trading volume of 26,691 contracts, representing approximately 2.7 million underlying shares or approximately 231.1% of ULTA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $220 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 4,270 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 427,000 underlying shares of ULTA. Below is a chart showing ULTA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $220 strike highlighted in orange:

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And SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (Symbol: SEAS) saw options trading volume of 43,347 contracts, representing approximately 4.3 million underlying shares or approximately 179.5% of SEAS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 17,401 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares of SEAS. Below is a chart showing SEAS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for LAMR options , ULTA options , or SEAS options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: LAMR , ULTA , SEAS



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