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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: APA, PANW, CHK

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Apache Corp (Symbol: APA), where a total volume of 21,403 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 55% of APA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $42.50 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 3,370 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 337,000 underlying shares of APA. Below is a chart showing APA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $42.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Palo Alto Networks, Inc (Symbol: PANW) saw options trading volume of 5,441 contracts, representing approximately 544,100 underlying shares or approximately 53.5% of PANW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $205 strike call option expiring June 01, 2018 , with 840 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 84,000 underlying shares of PANW. Below is a chart showing PANW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $205 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Chesapeake Energy Corp. (Symbol: CHK) saw options trading volume of 156,095 contracts, representing approximately 15.6 million underlying shares or approximately 52.4% of CHK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 29.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $4 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 18,044 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.8 million underlying shares of CHK. Below is a chart showing CHK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $4 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for APA options , PANW options , or CHK options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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