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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: INTC, MD, WDC

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Intel Corp (Symbol: INTC), where a total volume of 106,744 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 10.7 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 52.1% of INTC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 20.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $34.50 strike put option expiring July 28, 2017 , with 7,303 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 730,300 underlying shares of INTC. Below is a chart showing INTC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $34.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Mednax, Inc. (Symbol: MD) options are showing a volume of 2,966 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 296,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.2% of MD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 579,145 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring August 18, 2017 , with 2,078 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 207,800 underlying shares of MD. Below is a chart showing MD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Western Digital Corp (Symbol: WDC) saw options trading volume of 17,233 contracts, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares or approximately 43.5% of WDC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 1,196 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 119,600 underlying shares of WDC. Below is a chart showing WDC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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