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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: GOOGL, NVDA, COST

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOGL), where a total of 14,007 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 57.9% of GOOGL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1200 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,000 underlying shares of GOOGL. Below is a chart showing GOOGL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1200 strike highlighted in orange:

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NVIDIA Corp (Symbol: NVDA) options are showing a volume of 116,172 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 11.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 57.2% of NVDA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 20.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $245 strike call option expiring March 09, 2018 , with 7,982 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 798,200 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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And Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST) options are showing a volume of 13,005 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56.9% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $190 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 2,292 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 229,200 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $190 strike highlighted in orange:

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