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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: PXD, HP, KRA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Pioneer Natural Resources Co (Symbol: PXD), where a total volume of 11,189 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 50.3% of PXD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $180 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019, with 2,024 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 202,400 underlying shares of PXD. Below is a chart showing PXD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (Symbol: HP) saw options trading volume of 5,328 contracts, representing approximately 532,800 underlying shares or approximately 48.7% of HP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 2,049 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 204,900 underlying shares of HP. Below is a chart showing HP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Kraton Corp (Symbol: KRA) saw options trading volume of 869 contracts, representing approximately 86,900 underlying shares or approximately 47.8% of KRA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 181,620 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 750 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 75,000 underlying shares of KRA. Below is a chart showing KRA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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