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Notable Thursday Option Activity: AFSI, CLX, ADP

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in AmTrust Financial Services Inc (Symbol: AFSI), where a total volume of 11,505 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 52.2% of AFSI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 1,816 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 181,600 underlying shares of AFSI. Below is a chart showing AFSI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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Clorox Co (Symbol: CLX) saw options trading volume of 6,621 contracts, representing approximately 662,100 underlying shares or approximately 50.7% of CLX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $126 strike call option expiring June 08, 2018 , with 1,243 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 124,300 underlying shares of CLX. Below is a chart showing CLX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $126 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Automatic Data Processing Inc. (Symbol: ADP) options are showing a volume of 10,281 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 49.8% of ADP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $120 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 2,203 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 220,300 underlying shares of ADP. Below is a chart showing ADP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $120 strike highlighted in orange:

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