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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: RCII, DVMT, BLK

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Rent-A-Center Inc. (Symbol: RCII), where a total volume of 3,441 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 344,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 50.9% of RCII's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 675,700 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020 , with 750 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 75,000 underlying shares of RCII. Below is a chart showing RCII's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12 strike highlighted in orange:

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Dell Technologies Inc (Symbol: DVMT) options are showing a volume of 6,859 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 685,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 49.1% of DVMT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $90 strike put option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 2,005 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,500 underlying shares of DVMT. Below is a chart showing DVMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $90 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK) saw options trading volume of 2,710 contracts, representing approximately 271,000 underlying shares or approximately 48% of BLK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 564,100 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $390 strike put option expiring October 05, 2018 , with 160 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 16,000 underlying shares of BLK. Below is a chart showing BLK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $390 strike highlighted in orange:

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