Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: AVAV, PKG, FSLR

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV), where a total of 681 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 68,100 underlying shares. That amounts to about 54.6% of AVAV's average daily trading volume over the past month of 124,770 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $25 strike put option expiring December 16, 2016, with 123 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 12,300 underlying shares of AVAV. Below is a chart showing AVAV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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Packaging Corp of America ( PKG) saw options trading volume of 5,203 contracts, representing approximately 520,300 underlying shares or approximately 54.5% of PKG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 953,865 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $82.50 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017, with 2,316 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 231,600 underlying shares of PKG. Below is a chart showing PKG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $82.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And First Solar Inc ( FSLR) saw options trading volume of 18,110 contracts, representing approximately 1.8 million underlying shares or approximately 49.6% of FSLR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $34 strike call option expiring November 11, 2016, with 2,912 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 291,200 underlying shares of FSLR. Below is a chart showing FSLR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $34 strike highlighted in orange:

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