Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: BZH, AMBA, SNHY

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (BZH), where a total volume of 5,254 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 525,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 86.9% of BZH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 604,730 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017, with 5,007 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 500,700 underlying shares of BZH. Below is a chart showing BZH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12 strike highlighted in orange:

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Ambarella, Inc. ( AMBA) saw options trading volume of 6,946 contracts, representing approximately 694,600 underlying shares or approximately 77% of AMBA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 902,320 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $62 strike call option expiring November 18, 2016, with 2,303 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 230,300 underlying shares of AMBA. Below is a chart showing AMBA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $62 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Sun Hydraulics Corp. ( SNHY) options are showing a volume of 493 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 49,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 73.9% of SNHY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 66,755 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $40 strike put option expiring November 18, 2016, with 195 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 19,500 underlying shares of SNHY. Below is a chart showing SNHY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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