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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: STMP, COST, IGT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Stamps.com Inc. (Symbol: STMP), where a total volume of 2,954 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 295,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 111.1% of STMP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 265,965 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $260 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 373 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 37,300 underlying shares of STMP. Below is a chart showing STMP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $260 strike highlighted in orange:

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Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST) options are showing a volume of 20,305 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 93.5% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $225 strike put option expiring October 05, 2018 , with 3,400 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 340,000 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $225 strike highlighted in orange:

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And International Game Technology PLC (Symbol: IGT) options are showing a volume of 30,732 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 92% of IGT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 11,222 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of IGT. Below is a chart showing IGT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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