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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: AMGN, GRPN, ZNGA

By The Online Investor Staff, Wednesday, January 20, 3:24 PM ET

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN), where a total of 11,683 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 47.5% of AMGN's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $250 strike call option expiring February 05, 2021, with 1,347 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 134,700 underlying shares of AMGN. Below is a chart showing AMGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $250 strike highlighted in orange:

Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) options are showing a volume of 2,817 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 281,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.4% of GRPN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 594,380 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring February 19, 2021, with 512 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 51,200 underlying shares of GRPN. Below is a chart showing GRPN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

And Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) options are showing a volume of 93,316 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 9.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47% of ZNGA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 19.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring March 19, 2021, with 12,904 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of ZNGA. Below is a chart showing ZNGA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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