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Notable Friday Option Activity: AAOI, SYMC, UAA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (Symbol: AAOI), where a total volume of 5,732 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 573,200 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 42.1% of AAOI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 777 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 77,700 underlying shares of AAOI. Below is a chart showing AAOI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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Symantec Corp (Symbol: SYMC) options are showing a volume of 21,592 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.6% of SYMC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $20 strike put option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 10,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of SYMC. Below is a chart showing SYMC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Under Armour Inc (Symbol: UAA) options are showing a volume of 20,745 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 40.6% of UAA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $19 strike call option expiring May 04, 2018 , with 3,301 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 330,100 underlying shares of UAA. Below is a chart showing UAA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $19 strike highlighted in orange:

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