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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: RGLD, SNBR, MA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Royal Gold Inc (Symbol: RGLD), where a total volume of 1,691 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 169,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 45.4% of RGLD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 372,145 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $92.50 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 900 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 90,000 underlying shares of RGLD. Below is a chart showing RGLD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $92.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Sleep Number Corp (Symbol: SNBR) saw options trading volume of 2,289 contracts, representing approximately 228,900 underlying shares or approximately 44.5% of SNBR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 513,905 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019, with 750 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 75,000 underlying shares of SNBR. Below is a chart showing SNBR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA) options are showing a volume of 13,682 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.4% of MA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $250 strike call option expiring July 19, 2019, with 1,504 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 150,400 underlying shares of MA. Below is a chart showing MA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $250 strike highlighted in orange:

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