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Notable Thursday Option Activity: ZYNE, SF, UTHR

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc , where a total of 2,909 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 290,900 underlying shares. That amounts to about 59.9% of ZYNE's average daily trading volume over the past month of 485,830 shares.

Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: KTWO, FMSA, SPLK

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in K2M Group Holdings Inc , where a total of 3,031 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 303,100 underlying shares. That amounts to about 71.6% of KTWO's average daily trading volume over the past month of 423,145 shares.

Premier Financial Bancorp (PFBI) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Thursday, shares of Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. were yielding above the 3% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.60), with the stock changing hands as low as $19.86 on the day.

Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) Passes Through 5% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Thursday, shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp were yielding above the 5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.60), with the stock changing hands as low as $11.70 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.

Archrock (AROC) Passes Through 4% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Thursday, shares of Archrock Inc were yielding above the 4% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.48), with the stock changing hands as low as $11.47 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.