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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: AAPL, ARAY, GOOGL


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Apple Inc (Symbol: AAPL), where a total volume of 549,378 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 54.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 172.9% of AAPL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 31.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $190 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 62,266 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 6.2 million underlying shares of AAPL. Below is a chart showing AAPL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $190 strike highlighted in orange:

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Accuray Inc (Symbol: ARAY) options are showing a volume of 12,064 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 164.7% of ARAY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 732,465 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $4 strike put option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 6,002 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 600,200 underlying shares of ARAY. Below is a chart showing ARAY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $4 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOGL) saw options trading volume of 34,368 contracts, representing approximately 3.4 million underlying shares or approximately 159.9% of GOOGL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1190 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 1,560 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 156,000 underlying shares of GOOGL. Below is a chart showing GOOGL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1190 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for AAPL options , ARAY options , or GOOGL options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks , Options
Referenced Symbols: AAPL , ARAY , GOOGL



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