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Notable Friday Option Activity: SBUX, UNP, NTNX

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Starbucks Corp. (Symbol: SBUX), where a total volume of 46,933 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 4.7 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.9% of SBUX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 10.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $57.50 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 5,747 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 574,700 underlying shares of SBUX. Below is a chart showing SBUX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $57.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Union Pacific Corp (Symbol: UNP) saw options trading volume of 21,384 contracts, representing approximately 2.1 million underlying shares or approximately 43.1% of UNP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $140 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 6,929 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 692,900 underlying shares of UNP. Below is a chart showing UNP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Nutanix Inc (Symbol: NTNX) options are showing a volume of 19,357 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.1% of NTNX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 2,801 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 280,100 underlying shares of NTNX. Below is a chart showing NTNX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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