Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: WBMD, LE, GS


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in WebMD Health Corp (Symbol: WBMD), where a total volume of 22,947 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 256.8% of WBMD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 893,745 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike put option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 7,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 750,000 underlying shares of WBMD. Below is a chart showing WBMD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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Lands' End Inc (Symbol: LE) options are showing a volume of 2,268 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 226,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 173.1% of LE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 131,025 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike put option expiring December 16, 2016 , with 1,201 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 120,100 underlying shares of LE. Below is a chart showing LE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Symbol: GS) options are showing a volume of 67,151 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 6.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 160.1% of GS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $220 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017 , with 4,534 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 453,400 underlying shares of GS. Below is a chart showing GS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $220 strike highlighted in orange:

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: WBMD , LE , GS


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