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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: MGM, FMI, DDS

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in MGM Resorts International (Symbol: MGM), where a total volume of 35,842 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.6 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 55.4% of MGM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 10,593 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of MGM. Below is a chart showing MGM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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Foundation Medicine Inc (Symbol: FMI) saw options trading volume of 1,378 contracts, representing approximately 137,800 underlying shares or approximately 54.5% of FMI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 252,630 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $75 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 313 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 31,300 underlying shares of FMI. Below is a chart showing FMI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Dillard's Inc. (Symbol: DDS) saw options trading volume of 3,116 contracts, representing approximately 311,600 underlying shares or approximately 54.3% of DDS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 573,645 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $69 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 604 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 60,400 underlying shares of DDS. Below is a chart showing DDS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $69 strike highlighted in orange:

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