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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: AEP, AVGO, RLYP


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (Symbol: AEP), where a total volume of 9,263 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 926,300 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41.3% of AEP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring August 19, 2016 , with 2,281 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 228,100 underlying shares of AEP. Below is a chart showing AEP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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Broadcom Ltd (Symbol: AVGO) saw options trading volume of 8,256 contracts, representing approximately 825,600 underlying shares or approximately 40.6% of AVGO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $165 strike call option expiring August 19, 2016 , with 909 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 90,900 underlying shares of AVGO. Below is a chart showing AVGO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $165 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Relypsa, Inc (Symbol: RLYP) saw options trading volume of 22,019 contracts, representing approximately 2.2 million underlying shares or approximately 40.3% of RLYP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $32 strike call option expiring September 16, 2016 , with 15,837 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of RLYP. Below is a chart showing RLYP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $32 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for AEP options , AVGO options , or RLYP options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: AEP , AVGO ,


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