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Notable Thursday Option Activity: ANF, RPTP, PXD

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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (Symbol: ANF), where a total of 22,637 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.3 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 47.7% of ANF's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $19 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 10,557 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of ANF. Below is a chart showing ANF's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $19 strike highlighted in orange:

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Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Symbol: RPTP) saw options trading volume of 2,974 contracts, representing approximately 297,400 underlying shares or approximately 47.2% of RPTP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 630,315 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $3 strike call option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 1,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 150,000 underlying shares of RPTP. Below is a chart showing RPTP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $3 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Pioneer Natural Resources Co (Symbol: PXD) options are showing a volume of 7,154 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 715,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.9% of PXD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $157.50 strike call option expiring June 17, 2016 , with 1,393 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 139,300 underlying shares of PXD. Below is a chart showing PXD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $157.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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