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Notable Friday Option Activity: AST, WIFI, PTCT


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (Symbol: AST), where a total of 1,186 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 118,600 underlying shares. That amounts to about 49.9% of AST's average daily trading volume over the past month of 237,485 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 1,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,000 underlying shares of AST. Below is a chart showing AST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Boingo Wireless Inc (Symbol: WIFI) options are showing a volume of 1,728 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 172,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 48.8% of WIFI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 354,285 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $26 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 402 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,200 underlying shares of WIFI. Below is a chart showing WIFI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $26 strike highlighted in orange:

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And PTC Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: PTCT) saw options trading volume of 4,594 contracts, representing approximately 459,400 underlying shares or approximately 48% of PTCT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 956,640 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $28 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 2,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,000 underlying shares of PTCT. Below is a chart showing PTCT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $28 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for AST options , WIFI options , or PTCT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: AST , WIFI , PTCT



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