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Notable Friday Option Activity: XCO, MDVN, ANGI

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Exco Resources Inc. (Symbol: XCO), where a total volume of 55,364 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 5.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 172.1% of XCO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $2 strike put option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 14,510 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of XCO. Below is a chart showing XCO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2 strike highlighted in orange:

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Medivation Inc (Symbol: MDVN) options are showing a volume of 23,580 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 112% of MDVN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring September 16, 2016 , with 5,486 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 548,600 underlying shares of MDVN. Below is a chart showing MDVN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Angie's List Inc. (Symbol: ANGI) saw options trading volume of 2,624 contracts, representing approximately 262,400 underlying shares or approximately 103.4% of ANGI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 253,840 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $5 strike put option expiring August 19, 2016 , with 2,505 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,500 underlying shares of ANGI. Below is a chart showing ANGI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $5 strike highlighted in orange:

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