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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: GS, PEGI, ALDX


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (the (Symbol: GS), where a total volume of 50,866 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 5.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 130.5% of GS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $200 strike put option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 2,712 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 271,200 underlying shares of GS. Below is a chart showing GS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $200 strike highlighted in orange:

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Pattern Energy Group Inc (Symbol: PEGI) saw options trading volume of 17,513 contracts, representing approximately 1.8 million underlying shares or approximately 127.4% of PEGI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 10,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of PEGI. Below is a chart showing PEGI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Aldeyra Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: ALDX) options are showing a volume of 1,870 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 187,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 108.6% of ALDX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 172,130 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring December 21, 2018 , with 898 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 89,800 underlying shares of ALDX. Below is a chart showing ALDX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for GS options , PEGI options , or ALDX options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: GS , PEGI , ALDX



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