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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: PGNX, MSM, BBY

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Symbol: PGNX), where a total volume of 4,970 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 497,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.7% of PGNX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $11 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 1,703 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 170,300 underlying shares of PGNX. Below is a chart showing PGNX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $11 strike highlighted in orange:

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MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (Symbol: MSM) options are showing a volume of 2,005 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 200,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.6% of MSM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 482,170 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 1,005 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,500 underlying shares of MSM. Below is a chart showing MSM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Best Buy Inc (Symbol: BBY) saw options trading volume of 20,073 contracts, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares or approximately 41.4% of BBY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 5,617 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 561,700 underlying shares of BBY. Below is a chart showing BBY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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