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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: HTZ, VSAR, GOOGL

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Hertz Global Holdings Inc (Symbol: HTZ), where a total of 20,725 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.1 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 109.6% of HTZ's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $20 strike put option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 7,236 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 723,600 underlying shares of HTZ. Below is a chart showing HTZ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

Versartis Inc (Symbol: VSAR) options are showing a volume of 1,000 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 100,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 107.6% of VSAR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 92,940 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017 , with 1,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,000 underlying shares of VSAR. Below is a chart showing VSAR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

And Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOGL) options are showing a volume of 16,922 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 91.5% of GOOGL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $840 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 1,788 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 178,800 underlying shares of GOOGL. Below is a chart showing GOOGL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $840 strike highlighted in orange:

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