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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: AAWW, FRSH, MGM

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: AAWW), where a total of 1,221 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 122,100 underlying shares. That amounts to about 67.4% of AAWW's average daily trading volume over the past month of 181,275 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike put option expiring May 20, 2016 , with 335 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 33,500 underlying shares of AAWW. Below is a chart showing AAWW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc (Symbol: FRSH) options are showing a volume of 623 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 62,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.4% of FRSH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 143,700 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike put option expiring May 20, 2016 , with 567 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 56,700 underlying shares of FRSH. Below is a chart showing FRSH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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And MGM Resorts International (Symbol: MGM) saw options trading volume of 26,376 contracts, representing approximately 2.6 million underlying shares or approximately 42.2% of MGM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $22 strike call option expiring May 06, 2016 , with 9,299 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 929,900 underlying shares of MGM. Below is a chart showing MGM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22 strike highlighted in orange:

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