Notable Wednesday Option Activity: BURL, FBNC, AHP

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Burlington Stores Inc (BURL), where a total of 12,179 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 158.5% of BURL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 768,615 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $110 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018, with 3,450 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 345,000 underlying shares of BURL. Below is a chart showing BURL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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First Bancorp ( FBNC) options are showing a volume of 1,003 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 100,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 114.9% of FBNC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 87,260 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018, with 1,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,000 underlying shares of FBNC. Below is a chart showing FBNC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Ashford Hospitality Prime Inc ( AHP) options are showing a volume of 3,249 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 324,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 112.8% of AHP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 287,925 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018, with 1,682 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 168,200 underlying shares of AHP. Below is a chart showing AHP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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