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Notable Friday Option Activity: PBYI, VMI, ASH

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Puma Biotechnology Inc (Symbol: PBYI), where a total volume of 2,998 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 299,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 44.4% of PBYI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 675,730 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 363 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 36,300 underlying shares of PBYI. Below is a chart showing PBYI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

Valmont Industries Inc (Symbol: VMI) saw options trading volume of 466 contracts, representing approximately 46,600 underlying shares or approximately 44.3% of VMI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 105,210 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $145 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 201 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 20,100 underlying shares of VMI. Below is a chart showing VMI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $145 strike highlighted in orange:

And ASH (Symbol: ASH) saw options trading volume of 2,298 contracts, representing approximately 229,800 underlying shares or approximately 43.9% of ASH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 523,705 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $120 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 994 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 99,400 underlying shares of ASH. Below is a chart showing ASH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $120 strike highlighted in orange:

For the various different available expirations for PBYI options , VMI options , or ASH options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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