Notable Thursday Option Activity: PCLN, BOOM, RCL

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Priceline Group Inc (PCLN), where a total of 4,785 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 478,500 underlying shares. That amounts to about 121.4% of PCLN's average daily trading volume over the past month of 394,215 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1770 strike call option expiring December 29, 2017, with 402 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,200 underlying shares of PCLN. Below is a chart showing PCLN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1770 strike highlighted in orange:

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DMC Global Inc ( BOOM) options are showing a volume of 795 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 79,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 121.3% of BOOM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 65,545 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $25 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018, with 254 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 25,400 underlying shares of BOOM. Below is a chart showing BOOM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd ( RCL) saw options trading volume of 15,833 contracts, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares or approximately 117.3% of RCL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $126 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018, with 10,005 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of RCL. Below is a chart showing RCL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $126 strike highlighted in orange:

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