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Notable Thursday Option Activity: JACK, AAOI, TSLA

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Jack in the Box, Inc. (Symbol: JACK), where a total volume of 27,806 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.8 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 326.9% of JACK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 850,535 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $85 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 10,137 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of JACK. Below is a chart showing JACK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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Applied Optoelectronics Inc (Symbol: AAOI) saw options trading volume of 33,152 contracts, representing approximately 3.3 million underlying shares or approximately 262.3% of AAOI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 5,305 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 530,500 underlying shares of AAOI. Below is a chart showing AAOI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Tesla Inc (Symbol: TSLA) saw options trading volume of 136,818 contracts, representing approximately 13.7 million underlying shares or approximately 241.3% of TSLA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $350 strike call option expiring February 23, 2018 , with 6,416 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 641,600 underlying shares of TSLA. Below is a chart showing TSLA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $350 strike highlighted in orange:

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