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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: STAR, ASGN, RMBS

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in iStar Inc (Symbol: STAR), where a total volume of 20,000 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 135.4% of STAR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring December 16, 2016 , with 10,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of STAR. Below is a chart showing STAR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

On Assignment, Inc. (Symbol: ASGN) options are showing a volume of 2,090 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 209,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 61.1% of ASGN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 342,105 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring February 19, 2016 , with 1,565 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 156,500 underlying shares of ASGN. Below is a chart showing ASGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

And Rambus Inc. (Symbol: RMBS) saw options trading volume of 7,095 contracts, representing approximately 709,500 underlying shares or approximately 57.2% of RMBS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $11 strike call option expiring February 19, 2016 , with 4,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 450,000 underlying shares of RMBS. Below is a chart showing RMBS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $11 strike highlighted in orange:

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