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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: BLK, AERI, ZUMZ


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK), where a total volume of 2,262 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 226,200 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 50.3% of BLK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 450,130 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $517.50 strike put option expiring June 08, 2018 , with 142 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 14,200 underlying shares of BLK. Below is a chart showing BLK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $517.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (Symbol: AERI) options are showing a volume of 1,664 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 166,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 48.8% of AERI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 341,165 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 1,380 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 138,000 underlying shares of AERI. Below is a chart showing AERI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Zumiez Inc (Symbol: ZUMZ) saw options trading volume of 1,277 contracts, representing approximately 127,700 underlying shares or approximately 46.6% of ZUMZ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 273,775 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 293 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 29,300 underlying shares of ZUMZ. Below is a chart showing ZUMZ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: BLK , AERI , ZUMZ



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