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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: ELLI, NKTR, F

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Ellie Mae Inc (Symbol: ELLI), where a total volume of 1,592 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 159,200 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41.3% of ELLI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 385,870 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 405 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,500 underlying shares of ELLI. Below is a chart showing ELLI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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Nektar Therapeutics (Symbol: NKTR) options are showing a volume of 7,796 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 779,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.1% of NKTR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 2,176 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 217,600 underlying shares of NKTR. Below is a chart showing NKTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Ford Motor Co. (Symbol: F) options are showing a volume of 118,745 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 11.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41% of F's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 29.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $13 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 35,048 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares of F. Below is a chart showing F's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $13 strike highlighted in orange:

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