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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: BKNG, AMZN, AMBC

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Booking Holdings Inc (Symbol: BKNG), where a total of 25,305 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.5 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 581.3% of BKNG's average daily trading volume over the past month of 435,305 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $1700 strike put option expiring March 01, 2019 , with 645 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 64,500 underlying shares of BKNG. Below is a chart showing BKNG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1700 strike highlighted in orange:

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Amazon.com Inc (Symbol: AMZN) options are showing a volume of 231,051 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 23.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 503.2% of AMZN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1670 strike call option expiring March 01, 2019 , with 11,279 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of AMZN. Below is a chart showing AMZN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1670 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (Symbol: AMBC) saw options trading volume of 4,836 contracts, representing approximately 483,600 underlying shares or approximately 287.3% of AMBC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 168,350 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike call option expiring August 16, 2019 , with 2,506 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,600 underlying shares of AMBC. Below is a chart showing AMBC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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