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Notable Thursday Option Activity: NOW, PFPT, LUV

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in ServiceNow Inc (Symbol: NOW), where a total of 6,318 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 631,800 underlying shares. That amounts to about 47.8% of NOW's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 609 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 60,900 underlying shares of NOW. Below is a chart showing NOW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

Proofpoint Inc (Symbol: PFPT) saw options trading volume of 2,208 contracts, representing approximately 220,800 underlying shares or approximately 46.6% of PFPT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 474,310 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $85 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 598 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 59,800 underlying shares of PFPT. Below is a chart showing PFPT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

And Southwest Airlines Co (Symbol: LUV) options are showing a volume of 21,867 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.9% of LUV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $70 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 4,535 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 453,500 underlying shares of LUV. Below is a chart showing LUV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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