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Notable Thursday Option Activity: PYPL, DKS, AMC

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in PayPal Holdings Inc (Symbol: PYPL), where a total volume of 28,419 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.8 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43% of PYPL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019, with 2,193 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 219,300 underlying shares of PYPL. Below is a chart showing PYPL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc (Symbol: DKS) options are showing a volume of 9,298 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 929,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.9% of DKS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019, with 2,418 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 241,800 underlying shares of DKS. Below is a chart showing DKS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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And AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (Symbol: AMC) options are showing a volume of 6,798 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 679,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.9% of AMC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $13.50 strike put option expiring May 10, 2019, with 821 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 82,100 underlying shares of AMC. Below is a chart showing AMC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $13.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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