Notable Wednesday Option Activity: WTR, USCR, RUBI

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Aqua America Inc (WTR), where a total volume of 2,367 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 236,700 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 60% of WTR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 394,570 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring November 17, 2017, with 2,242 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 224,200 underlying shares of WTR. Below is a chart showing WTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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US Concrete Inc ( USCR) options are showing a volume of 1,402 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 140,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 57.4% of USCR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 244,190 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $72.50 strike put option expiring December 15, 2017, with 505 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,500 underlying shares of USCR. Below is a chart showing USCR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $72.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Rubicon Project Inc ( RUBI) options are showing a volume of 1,694 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 169,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56.5% of RUBI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 299,860 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018, with 1,694 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 169,400 underlying shares of RUBI. Below is a chart showing RUBI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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