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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: MBI, ULTA, APA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in MBIA Inc. (Symbol: MBI), where a total volume of 4,995 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 499,500 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 55.2% of MBI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 904,880 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $14 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 700 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 70,000 underlying shares of MBI. Below is a chart showing MBI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $14 strike highlighted in orange:

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Ulta Beauty Inc (Symbol: ULTA) saw options trading volume of 3,685 contracts, representing approximately 368,500 underlying shares or approximately 55.2% of ULTA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 667,570 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $237.50 strike put option expiring August 10, 2018 , with 1,032 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 103,200 underlying shares of ULTA. Below is a chart showing ULTA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $237.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Apache Corp (Symbol: APA) saw options trading volume of 14,963 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 55% of APA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $42.50 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 1,042 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 104,200 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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