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Notable Thursday Option Activity: MULE, MSFT, MA

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in MuleSoft Inc (Symbol: MULE), where a total volume of 4,767 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 476,700 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.4% of MULE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 2,521 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 252,100 underlying shares of MULE. Below is a chart showing MULE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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Microsoft Corporation (Symbol: MSFT) saw options trading volume of 168,684 contracts, representing approximately 16.9 million underlying shares or approximately 42.9% of MSFT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 39.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 16,344 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of MSFT. Below is a chart showing MSFT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA) options are showing a volume of 19,644 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.8% of MA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $170 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 1,260 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 126,000 underlying shares of MA. Below is a chart showing MA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $170 strike highlighted in orange:

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