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Notable Thursday Option Activity: ASPS, GRMN, COLM

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA (Symbol: ASPS), where a total volume of 751 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 75,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.3% of ASPS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 173,620 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring October 20, 2017 , with 520 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 52,000 underlying shares of ASPS. Below is a chart showing ASPS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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Garmin Ltd (Symbol: GRMN) options are showing a volume of 5,208 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 520,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.6% of GRMN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $51 strike call option expiring August 18, 2017 , with 3,486 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 348,600 underlying shares of GRMN. Below is a chart showing GRMN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $51 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Columbia Sportswear Co. (Symbol: COLM) options are showing a volume of 662 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 66,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.3% of COLM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 160,320 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike put option expiring August 18, 2017 , with 502 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,200 underlying shares of COLM. Below is a chart showing COLM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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