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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: GS, SGMO, NVDA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (Symbol: GS), where a total volume of 28,203 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.8 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 68% of GS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $270 strike call option expiring February 23, 2018 , with 2,074 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 207,400 underlying shares of GS. Below is a chart showing GS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $270 strike highlighted in orange:

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Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: SGMO) saw options trading volume of 12,219 contracts, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares or approximately 66.3% of SGMO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $25 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 1,223 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 122,300 underlying shares of SGMO. Below is a chart showing SGMO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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And NVIDIA Corp (Symbol: NVDA) saw options trading volume of 122,880 contracts, representing approximately 12.3 million underlying shares or approximately 63.5% of NVDA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 19.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $245 strike call option expiring February 23, 2018 , with 12,763 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of NVDA. Below is a chart showing NVDA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $245 strike highlighted in orange:

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