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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: HALO, JNJ, C

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Halozyme Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: HALO), where a total of 3,587 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 358,700 underlying shares. That amounts to about 45.8% of HALO's average daily trading volume over the past month of 783,850 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring December 20, 2019, with 1,025 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 102,500 underlying shares of HALO. Below is a chart showing HALO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ) saw options trading volume of 35,387 contracts, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares or approximately 45.4% of JNJ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $140 strike put option expiring June 14, 2019, with 3,650 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 365,000 underlying shares of JNJ. Below is a chart showing JNJ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Citigroup Inc (Symbol: C) saw options trading volume of 59,393 contracts, representing approximately 5.9 million underlying shares or approximately 44.5% of C's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 13.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring June 28, 2019, with 7,381 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 738,100 underlying shares of C. Below is a chart showing C's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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