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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: DISH, MRTX, RMBS

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Dish Network Corp (Symbol: DISH), where a total volume of 20,889 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 116.6% of DISH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $37.50 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 15,049 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of DISH. Below is a chart showing DISH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $37.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Mirati Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: MRTX) saw options trading volume of 5,800 contracts, representing approximately 580,000 underlying shares or approximately 115.5% of MRTX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 502,070 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 1,879 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 187,900 underlying shares of MRTX. Below is a chart showing MRTX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Rambus Inc. (Symbol: RMBS) options are showing a volume of 7,633 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 763,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 111% of RMBS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 687,725 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 6,174 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 617,400 underlying shares of RMBS. Below is a chart showing RMBS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12 strike highlighted in orange:

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