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Notable Thursday Option Activity: SEAS, VFC, FCX

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (Symbol: SEAS), where a total of 4,491 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 449,100 underlying shares. That amounts to about 53.7% of SEAS's average daily trading volume over the past month of 836,395 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring August 20, 2021, with 1,277 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 127,700 underlying shares of SEAS. Below is a chart showing SEAS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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VF Corp. (Symbol: VFC) options are showing a volume of 12,439 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 52.4% of VFC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80.50 strike put option expiring July 09, 2021, with 4,516 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 451,600 underlying shares of VFC. Below is a chart showing VFC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (Symbol: FCX) saw options trading volume of 131,974 contracts, representing approximately 13.2 million underlying shares or approximately 52.2% of FCX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 25.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $37 strike call option expiring August 20, 2021, with 7,482 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 748,200 underlying shares of FCX. Below is a chart showing FCX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $37 strike highlighted in orange:

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