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Notable Thursday Option Activity: AFOP, APOL, SBUX

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. (Symbol: AFOP), where a total volume of 1,693 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 169,300 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 82.7% of AFOP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 204,610 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring April 15, 2016 , with 372 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 37,200 underlying shares of AFOP. Below is a chart showing AFOP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Symbol: APOL) options are showing a volume of 9,237 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 923,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 80.2% of APOL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $8 strike put option expiring May 20, 2016 , with 3,768 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 376,800 underlying shares of APOL. Below is a chart showing APOL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $8 strike highlighted in orange:

And Starbucks Corp. (Symbol: SBUX) saw options trading volume of 56,911 contracts, representing approximately 5.7 million underlying shares or approximately 73.7% of SBUX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $64 strike call option expiring April 22, 2016 , with 11,186 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of SBUX. Below is a chart showing SBUX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $64 strike highlighted in orange:

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