Optional Wednesday activity: NFLX, CMG, GOOGL – Nasdaq

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Regarding option trading activity among the components of the Russell 3000 index, there is notable activity today in Netflix Inc (Symbol: NFLX), where a total volume of 72,117 contracts has been traded so far today, a contract volume that is representative of approximately 7.2 million underlying shares (given that each 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). This number represents 79.9% of the average daily volume of NFLX exchanges in the past month, or 9.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was observed for the $ 380 strike option expiring April 9, 2020, with 5,799 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 579,900 underlying shares of NFLX. Below is a graph showing the twelve-month trading history of NFLX, with the $ 380 strike highlighted in orange:

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The options of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (Symbol: CMG) currently show a volume of 7,885 contracts. This number of contracts represents approximately 788,500 underlying shares, representing a significant volume of 70.8% of the average daily volume of CMG transactions in the past month, or 1.1 million shares.
Particularly high volume was observed for the strike put option of $ 680 expiring April 9, 2020, with 317 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 31,700 underlying shares of CMG. Below is a graph showing the twelve-month bargaining history of the CMG, with the $ 680 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOGL) recorded an option trading volume of 24,181 contracts, representing approximately 2.4 million underlying shares or approximately 66.6% of the average daily trading volume of GOOGL during the last month, or 3.6 million shares.
Particularly high volume was observed for the put option of $ 1,150 expiring April 9, 2020, with 1,696 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 169,600 underlying GOOGL shares. Below is a graph showing GOOGL’s twelve-month trading history, with the $ 1,150 strike highlighted in orange:

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