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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: PPBI, UI, VMW

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc (Symbol: PPBI), where a total volume of 2,000 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 200,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 58.3% of PPBI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 342,800 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring March 20, 2020, with 1,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,000 underlying shares of PPBI. Below is a chart showing PPBI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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Ubiquiti Inc (Symbol: UI) saw options trading volume of 1,803 contracts, representing approximately 180,300 underlying shares or approximately 56.7% of UI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 317,755 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $190 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020, with 742 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 74,200 underlying shares of UI. Below is a chart showing UI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $190 strike highlighted in orange:

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And VMware Inc (Symbol: VMW) saw options trading volume of 4,146 contracts, representing approximately 414,600 underlying shares or approximately 56.2% of VMW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 737,880 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $170 strike put option expiring November 22, 2019, with 519 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 51,900 underlying shares of VMW. Below is a chart showing VMW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $170 strike highlighted in orange:

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