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Notable Thursday Option Activity: AMZN, GNC, AAPL

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Amazon.com Inc (Symbol: AMZN), where a total of 182,362 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 18.2 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 379.2% of AMZN's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $2000 strike call option expiring September 14, 2018 , with 9,681 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 968,100 underlying shares of AMZN. Below is a chart showing AMZN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2000 strike highlighted in orange:

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GNC Holdings Inc (Symbol: GNC) options are showing a volume of 41,770 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 318.3% of GNC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 30,232 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.0 million underlying shares of GNC. Below is a chart showing GNC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Apple Inc (Symbol: AAPL) saw options trading volume of 855,978 contracts, representing approximately 85.6 million underlying shares or approximately 273.7% of AAPL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 31.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $227.50 strike call option expiring September 14, 2018 , with 58,903 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 5.9 million underlying shares of AAPL. Below is a chart showing AAPL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $227.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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