Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: NVCR, TWLO, DHT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in NovoCure Ltd (NVCR), where a total volume of 1,189 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 118,900 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41.2% of NVCR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 288,715 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike call option expiring June 16, 2017, with 1,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,000 underlying shares of NVCR. Below is a chart showing NVCR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Twilio Inc ( TWLO) saw options trading volume of 26,842 contracts, representing approximately 2.7 million underlying shares or approximately 41.1% of TWLO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017, with 2,919 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 291,900 underlying shares of TWLO. Below is a chart showing TWLO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And DHT Holdings, Inc. ( DHT) options are showing a volume of 8,805 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 880,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 40.6% of DHT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $4 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017, with 7,501 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 750,100 underlying shares of DHT. Below is a chart showing DHT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $4 strike highlighted in orange:

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