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Notable Thursday Option Activity: FFIV, STZ, AAOI

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in F5 Networks, Inc. (Symbol: FFIV), where a total volume of 3,246 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 324,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 45.1% of FFIV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 719,930 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $150 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 286 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 28,600 underlying shares of FFIV. Below is a chart showing FFIV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $150 strike highlighted in orange:

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Constellation Brands Inc (Symbol: STZ) saw options trading volume of 7,646 contracts, representing approximately 764,600 underlying shares or approximately 45% of STZ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $235 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 2,073 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 207,300 underlying shares of STZ. Below is a chart showing STZ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $235 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Applied Optoelectronics Inc (Symbol: AAOI) saw options trading volume of 8,303 contracts, representing approximately 830,300 underlying shares or approximately 44.1% of AAOI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 1,056 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 105,600 underlying shares of AAOI. Below is a chart showing AAOI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for FFIV options , STZ options , or AAOI options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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