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Notable Friday Option Activity: BLK, ESPR, CZR

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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in BlackRock Inc (Symbol: BLK), where a total of 5,347 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 534,700 underlying shares. That amounts to about 123.9% of BLK's average daily trading volume over the past month of 431,410 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $570 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 386 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 38,600 underlying shares of BLK. Below is a chart showing BLK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $570 strike highlighted in orange:

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Esperion Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: ESPR) options are showing a volume of 6,061 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 606,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 114.2% of ESPR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 530,925 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 1,531 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 153,100 underlying shares of ESPR. Below is a chart showing ESPR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Caesars Entertainment Corp (Symbol: CZR) saw options trading volume of 92,053 contracts, representing approximately 9.2 million underlying shares or approximately 108.2% of CZR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $11 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 45,655 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 4.6 million underlying shares of CZR. Below is a chart showing CZR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $11 strike highlighted in orange:

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