Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: AVHI, AAN, EPC

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in AV Homes Inc (AVHI), where a total volume of 520 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 52,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 68.2% of AVHI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 76,220 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018, with 150 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 15,000 underlying shares of AVHI. Below is a chart showing AVHI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Aaron's Inc ( AAN) options are showing a volume of 4,314 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 431,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 64.8% of AAN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 665,320 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $37 strike put option expiring February 16, 2018, with 3,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 300,000 underlying shares of AAN. Below is a chart showing AAN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $37 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Edgewell Personal Care Co ( EPC) saw options trading volume of 4,628 contracts, representing approximately 462,800 underlying shares or approximately 62.3% of EPC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 743,095 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring February 16, 2018, with 2,350 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 235,000 underlying shares of EPC. Below is a chart showing EPC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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