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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: DNKN, EPR, COST

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Dunkin' Brands Group Inc (Symbol: DNKN), where a total volume of 4,264 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 426,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 64.5% of DNKN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 660,875 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 3,323 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 332,300 underlying shares of DNKN. Below is a chart showing DNKN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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EPR Properties (Symbol: EPR) saw options trading volume of 2,334 contracts, representing approximately 233,400 underlying shares or approximately 60.9% of EPR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 383,050 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike put option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 1,020 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 102,000 underlying shares of EPR. Below is a chart showing EPR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST) saw options trading volume of 20,093 contracts, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares or approximately 58.1% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $195 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 1,260 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 126,000 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $195 strike highlighted in orange:

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