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Notable Thursday Option Activity: AERI, KNX, TSN

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (Symbol: AERI), where a total volume of 2,770 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 277,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 67.6% of AERI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 409,935 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring December 20, 2019, with 1,031 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 103,100 underlying shares of AERI. Below is a chart showing AERI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc (Symbol: KNX) options are showing a volume of 12,241 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 66.8% of KNX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring July 19, 2019, with 5,333 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 533,300 underlying shares of KNX. Below is a chart showing KNX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Tyson Foods Inc (Symbol: TSN) saw options trading volume of 18,970 contracts, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares or approximately 65.5% of TSN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 5,249 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 524,900 underlying shares of TSN. Below is a chart showing TSN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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