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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: AMZN, GOOGL, GOOG

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Amazon.com Inc (Symbol: AMZN), where a total of 169,623 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 17.0 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 507.9% of AMZN's average daily trading volume over the past month of 3.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1200 strike call option expiring December 01, 2017 , with 5,534 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 553,400 underlying shares of AMZN. Below is a chart showing AMZN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1200 strike highlighted in orange:

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Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOGL) saw options trading volume of 38,571 contracts, representing approximately 3.9 million underlying shares or approximately 307.9% of GOOGL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $1040 strike call option expiring December 01, 2017 , with 1,576 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 157,600 underlying shares of GOOGL. Below is a chart showing GOOGL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1040 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOG) options are showing a volume of 22,819 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 213.6% of GOOG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $1070 strike call option expiring December 15, 2017 , with 893 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 89,300 underlying shares of GOOG. Below is a chart showing GOOG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1070 strike highlighted in orange:

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