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Notable optional Friday activity: UNIT, LEA, IONS


AAmong the underlying constituents of the Russell 3000 Index, we saw remarkable options trading volume today in Uniti Group Inc (ticker: UNIT), where a total of 9,031 contracts were traded up to present, representing approximately 903,100 underlying shares. This equates to about 47.4% of UNIT’s average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 Strike Call option expiring September 16, 2022, with 2,027 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 202,700 underlying UNIT shares. Below is a chart showing UNIT’s trading history over the past twelve months, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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Lear Corp. options (Symbol: LEA) show a volume of 3,002 contracts so far today. This number of contracts represents approximately 300,200 underlying shares, or 47.3% of LEA’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 635,300 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $130 strike call option expiring on August 19, 2022, with 1,381 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 138,100 underlying LEA shares. Below is a chart showing LEA’s last twelve months trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc Options (Symbol: IONS) is showing a volume of 4,463 contracts so far today. This number of contracts represents approximately 446,300 underlying stocks, or 47.3% of IONS’ average daily trading volume over the past month, or 943,970 stocks. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring on October 21, 2022, with 2,086 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 208,600 underlying IONS shares. Below is a chart showing IONS’ trading history over the past twelve months, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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