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Notable Friday Option Activity: NTNX, EXPE, PLCE

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Nutanix Inc (Symbol: NTNX), where a total volume of 19,608 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 45.8% of NTNX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $25 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 2,372 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 237,200 underlying shares of NTNX. Below is a chart showing NTNX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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Expedia Group Inc (Symbol: EXPE) options are showing a volume of 6,579 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 657,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.7% of EXPE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $125 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019, with 959 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 95,900 underlying shares of EXPE. Below is a chart showing EXPE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Children's Place Inc (Symbol: PLCE) saw options trading volume of 2,784 contracts, representing approximately 278,400 underlying shares or approximately 45.1% of PLCE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 617,185 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $88 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019, with 1,078 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 107,800 underlying shares of PLCE. Below is a chart showing PLCE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $88 strike highlighted in orange:

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