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Notable Friday Option Activity: OIS, P, AAOI

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Oil States International, Inc. (Symbol: OIS), where a total volume of 8,681 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 868,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 83.3% of OIS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike put option expiring March 18, 2016 , with 8,579 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 857,900 underlying shares of OIS. Below is a chart showing OIS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

Pandora Media Inc (Symbol: P) options are showing a volume of 75,409 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 7.5 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 77.8% of P's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 9.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $19 strike call option expiring January 15, 2016 , with 26,423 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.6 million underlying shares of P. Below is a chart showing P's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $19 strike highlighted in orange:

And Applied Optoelectronics Inc (Symbol: AAOI) options are showing a volume of 3,223 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 322,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 76.9% of AAOI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 419,270 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike put option expiring December 18, 2015 , with 1,576 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 157,600 underlying shares of AAOI. Below is a chart showing AAOI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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