Notable Wednesday Option Activity: TAST, AVAV, PEGA

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Carrols Restaurant Group Inc (TAST), where a total of 3,292 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 329,200 underlying shares. That amounts to about 174.4% of TAST's average daily trading volume over the past month of 188,735 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike put option expiring November 17, 2017, with 1,593 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 159,300 underlying shares of TAST. Below is a chart showing TAST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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AeroVironment, Inc. ( AVAV) saw options trading volume of 2,563 contracts, representing approximately 256,300 underlying shares or approximately 114.9% of AVAV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 223,005 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $45 strike put option expiring November 17, 2017, with 949 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 94,900 underlying shares of AVAV. Below is a chart showing AVAV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Pegasystems Inc ( PEGA) options are showing a volume of 2,701 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 270,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 106.4% of PEGA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 253,845 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring November 17, 2017, with 1,214 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 121,400 underlying shares of PEGA. Below is a chart showing PEGA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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