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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: GOOG, AAP, DISH

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOG), where a total volume of 15,532 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 71% of GOOG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $1360 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 656 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 65,600 underlying shares of GOOG. Below is a chart showing GOOG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1360 strike highlighted in orange:

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Advance Auto Parts Inc (Symbol: AAP) saw options trading volume of 9,297 contracts, representing approximately 929,700 underlying shares or approximately 68.3% of AAP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $125 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 2,471 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 247,100 underlying shares of AAP. Below is a chart showing AAP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Dish Network Corp (Symbol: DISH) saw options trading volume of 15,073 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 60.3% of DISH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $37.50 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 2,842 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 284,200 underlying shares of DISH. Below is a chart showing DISH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $37.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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