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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: YRCW, ZBRA, XLRN

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in YRC Worldwide Inc (Symbol: YRCW), where a total volume of 20,699 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 362% of YRCW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 571,855 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike call option expiring April 15, 2016 , with 10,307 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of YRCW. Below is a chart showing YRCW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Symbol: ZBRA) options are showing a volume of 9,013 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 901,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 159.4% of ZBRA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 565,525 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring May 20, 2016 , with 2,255 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 225,500 underlying shares of ZBRA. Below is a chart showing ZBRA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

And Acceleron Pharma, Inc. (Symbol: XLRN) options are showing a volume of 3,068 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 306,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 135.8% of XLRN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 225,955 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring May 20, 2016 , with 1,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 150,000 underlying shares of XLRN. Below is a chart showing XLRN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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