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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: FSLR, RICK, DMTK

By The Online Investor Staff, Friday, March 5, 3:28 PM ET

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR), where a total volume of 14,289 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.4 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 58.1% of FSLR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $70 strike put option expiring March 05, 2021, with 1,015 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 101,500 underlying shares of FSLR. Below is a chart showing FSLR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:RICK) options are showing a volume of 692 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 69,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 58% of RICK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 119,370 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike put option expiring April 16, 2021, with 250 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 25,000 underlying shares of RICK. Below is a chart showing RICK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

And DermTech Inc (NASDAQ:DMTK) saw options trading volume of 9,647 contracts, representing approximately 964,700 underlying shares or approximately 54.9% of DMTK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $85 strike call option expiring March 19, 2021, with 2,284 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 228,400 underlying shares of DMTK. Below is a chart showing DMTK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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