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Notable Monday Option Activity: PSTG, QCOM, NYMX

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in PURE Storage Inc (Symbol: PSTG), where a total volume of 24,960 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 97.2% of PSTG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 22,241 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.2 million underlying shares of PSTG. Below is a chart showing PSTG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Qualcomm Inc (Symbol: QCOM) options are showing a volume of 138,494 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 13.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 87.8% of QCOM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 15.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $68 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 24,273 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.4 million underlying shares of QCOM. Below is a chart showing QCOM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $68 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp (Symbol: NYMX) options are showing a volume of 942 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 94,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 85.8% of NYMX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 109,805 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $4 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,000 underlying shares of NYMX. Below is a chart showing NYMX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $4 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for PSTG options , QCOM options , or NYMX 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.

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