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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: SEAS, BKS, CVX

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (Symbol: SEAS), where a total volume of 8,922 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 892,200 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 42.6% of SEAS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $13 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 8,772 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 877,200 underlying shares of SEAS. Below is a chart showing SEAS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $13 strike highlighted in orange:

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Barnes & Noble Inc (Symbol: BKS) saw options trading volume of 2,525 contracts, representing approximately 252,500 underlying shares or approximately 42.5% of BKS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 594,785 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $13 strike call option expiring December 16, 2016 , with 1,317 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 131,700 underlying shares of BKS. Below is a chart showing BKS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $13 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Chevron Corporation (Symbol: CVX) options are showing a volume of 36,227 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.2% of CVX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $125 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 2,720 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 272,000 underlying shares of CVX. Below is a chart showing CVX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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