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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: AFSI, GS, ASGN

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in AmTrust Financial Services Inc (Symbol: AFSI), where a total of 4,454 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 445,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 83.7% of AFSI's average daily trading volume over the past month of 532,195 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $25 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 3,991 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 399,100 underlying shares of AFSI. Below is a chart showing AFSI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Symbol: GS) saw options trading volume of 29,042 contracts, representing approximately 2.9 million underlying shares or approximately 73% of GS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $235 strike put option expiring January 27, 2017 , with 1,890 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 189,000 underlying shares of GS. Below is a chart showing GS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $235 strike highlighted in orange:

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And On Assignment, Inc. (Symbol: ASGN) options are showing a volume of 2,077 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 207,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 67% of ASGN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 309,920 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 800 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 80,000 underlying shares of ASGN. Below is a chart showing ASGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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