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Notable Friday Option Activity: PRTY, PAY, REGN

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Party City Holdco Inc (Symbol: PRTY), where a total volume of 3,119 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 311,900 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48.3% of PRTY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 645,695 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 777 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 77,700 underlying shares of PRTY. Below is a chart showing PRTY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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VeriFone Systems Inc. (Symbol: PAY) saw options trading volume of 6,712 contracts, representing approximately 671,200 underlying shares or approximately 48.2% of PAY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $17 strike put option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 2,157 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 215,700 underlying shares of PAY. Below is a chart showing PAY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Symbol: REGN) options are showing a volume of 5,032 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 503,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.8% of REGN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $342.50 strike call option expiring March 09, 2018 , with 797 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 79,700 underlying shares of REGN. Below is a chart showing REGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $342.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for PRTY options , PAY options , or REGN options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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