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Notable Friday Option Activity: XLRN, MGM, UNIT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Acceleron Pharma, Inc. (Symbol: XLRN), where a total volume of 2,591 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 259,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 65% of XLRN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 398,860 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 2,009 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,900 underlying shares of XLRN. Below is a chart showing XLRN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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MGM Resorts International (Symbol: MGM) saw options trading volume of 51,005 contracts, representing approximately 5.1 million underlying shares or approximately 59.9% of MGM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $31 strike call option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 20,002 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares of MGM. Below is a chart showing MGM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $31 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Uniti Group Inc (Symbol: UNIT) options are showing a volume of 12,827 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 58.5% of UNIT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 6,514 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 651,400 underlying shares of UNIT. Below is a chart showing UNIT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for XLRN options , MGM options , or UNIT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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