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Notable Thursday Option Activity: PTC, KAR, CRM

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in PTC Inc (Symbol: PTC), where a total volume of 4,530 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 453,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 50% of PTC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 906,020 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $75 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 2,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,000 underlying shares of PTC. Below is a chart showing PTC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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KAR Auction Services Inc. (Symbol: KAR) options are showing a volume of 3,656 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 365,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 49.5% of KAR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 738,375 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 3,427 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 342,700 underlying shares of KAR. Below is a chart showing KAR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Salesforce.com Inc (Symbol: CRM) saw options trading volume of 18,953 contracts, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares or approximately 48.9% of CRM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $110 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 2,176 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 217,600 underlying shares of CRM. Below is a chart showing CRM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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