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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: VIVE, KTOS, UPS

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Viveve Medical Inc (Symbol: VIVE), where a total volume of 1,638 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 163,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 55.2% of VIVE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 296,485 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike call option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 1,345 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 134,500 underlying shares of VIVE. Below is a chart showing VIVE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Symbol: KTOS) saw options trading volume of 7,301 contracts, representing approximately 730,100 underlying shares or approximately 52.1% of KTOS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 4,142 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 414,200 underlying shares of KTOS. Below is a chart showing KTOS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And United Parcel Service Inc (Symbol: UPS) saw options trading volume of 18,622 contracts, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares or approximately 51.5% of UPS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $120 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 2,415 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 241,500 underlying shares of UPS. Below is a chart showing UPS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $120 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for VIVE options , KTOS options , or UPS options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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