Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: HZNP, AIRM, CVT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP), where a total volume of 22,226 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 80.8% of HZNP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $24 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017, with 5,103 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 510,300 underlying shares of HZNP. Below is a chart showing HZNP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $24 strike highlighted in orange:

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Air Methods Corp. ( AIRM) saw options trading volume of 4,802 contracts, representing approximately 480,200 underlying shares or approximately 78.1% of AIRM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 614,980 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $20 strike put option expiring November 18, 2016, with 2,134 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 213,400 underlying shares of AIRM. Below is a chart showing AIRM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Cvent, Inc ( CVT) saw options trading volume of 2,273 contracts, representing approximately 227,300 underlying shares or approximately 77.9% of CVT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 291,860 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017, with 1,259 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 125,900 underlying shares of CVT. Below is a chart showing CVT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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