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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: DKS, AGN, MLM

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc (Symbol: DKS), where a total volume of 19,774 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 65.2% of DKS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $31 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 14,797 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of DKS. Below is a chart showing DKS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $31 strike highlighted in orange:

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Allergan PLC (Symbol: AGN) saw options trading volume of 17,283 contracts, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares or approximately 62% of AGN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $130 strike call option expiring August 16, 2019, with 2,928 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 292,800 underlying shares of AGN. Below is a chart showing AGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (Symbol: MLM) saw options trading volume of 3,542 contracts, representing approximately 354,200 underlying shares or approximately 60.3% of MLM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 587,170 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $230 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 1,759 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 175,900 underlying shares of MLM. Below is a chart showing MLM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $230 strike highlighted in orange:

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