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Notable Thursday Option Activity: HCA, GOGO, AZO

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in HCA Holdings Inc (Symbol: HCA), where a total volume of 14,256 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.4 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 62.2% of HCA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring November 18, 2016 , with 14,012 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares of HCA. Below is a chart showing HCA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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Gogo Inc (Symbol: GOGO) saw options trading volume of 6,132 contracts, representing approximately 613,200 underlying shares or approximately 47.5% of GOGO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 4,345 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 434,500 underlying shares of GOGO. Below is a chart showing GOGO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12 strike highlighted in orange:

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And AutoZone, Inc. (Symbol: AZO) saw options trading volume of 2,184 contracts, representing approximately 218,400 underlying shares or approximately 45% of AZO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 485,600 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $790 strike call option expiring December 16, 2016 , with 1,008 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,800 underlying shares of AZO. Below is a chart showing AZO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $790 strike highlighted in orange:

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