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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: AMAT, PANW, PLNT


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Applied Materials, Inc. (Symbol: AMAT), where a total of 104,018 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 10.4 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 69.7% of AMAT's average daily trading volume over the past month of 14.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $52.50 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 6,371 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 637,100 underlying shares of AMAT. Below is a chart showing AMAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $52.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Palo Alto Networks, Inc (Symbol: PANW) options are showing a volume of 8,347 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 834,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 67% of PANW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $160 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 1,260 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 126,000 underlying shares of PANW. Below is a chart showing PANW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Planet Fitness Inc (Symbol: PLNT) options are showing a volume of 6,700 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 670,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 67% of PLNT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 3,079 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 307,900 underlying shares of PLNT. Below is a chart showing PLNT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for AMAT options , PANW options , or PLNT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: AMAT , PANW , PLNT


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