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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: UNH, SHAK, BCOV

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in UnitedHealth Group Inc (Symbol: UNH), where a total of 13,034 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 51.2% of UNH's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $337.50 strike call option expiring October 23, 2020, with 826 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 82,600 underlying shares of UNH. Below is a chart showing UNH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $337.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Shake Shack Inc (Symbol: SHAK) options are showing a volume of 4,324 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 432,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.1% of SHAK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 845,800 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $90 strike call option expiring January 15, 2021, with 1,111 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 111,100 underlying shares of SHAK. Below is a chart showing SHAK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $90 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Brightcove Inc (Symbol: BCOV) options are showing a volume of 993 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 99,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 50.8% of BCOV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 195,585 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring November 20, 2020, with 425 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 42,500 underlying shares of BCOV. Below is a chart showing BCOV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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