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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: PAY, QUAD, GOOG

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in VeriFone Systems Inc. (Symbol: PAY), where a total volume of 15,746 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.6 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 89.8% of PAY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $18 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 7,760 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 776,000 underlying shares of PAY. Below is a chart showing PAY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $18 strike highlighted in orange:

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Quad/Graphics, Inc. (Symbol: QUAD) saw options trading volume of 1,577 contracts, representing approximately 157,700 underlying shares or approximately 82.7% of QUAD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 190,735 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $25 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 950 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 95,000 underlying shares of QUAD. Below is a chart showing QUAD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOG) options are showing a volume of 11,714 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 70% of GOOG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $830 strike call option expiring February 24, 2017 , with 579 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 57,900 underlying shares of GOOG. Below is a chart showing GOOG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $830 strike highlighted in orange:

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