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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: PETX, HRI, PTE
Stock Options Channel Staff - Friday, January 11, 3:17 PM

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Aratana Therapeutics, Inc (PETX), where a total of 2,272 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 227,200 underlying shares. That amounts to about 54% of PETX's average daily trading volume over the past month of 420,960 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $5 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019, with 670 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 67,000 underlying shares of PETX. Below is a chart showing PETX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $5 strike highlighted in orange:

Herc Holdings Inc (HRI) options are showing a volume of 2,077 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 207,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.1% of HRI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 406,615 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike put option expiring March 15, 2019, with 729 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 72,900 underlying shares of HRI. Below is a chart showing HRI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

And PolarityTE Inc (PTE) options are showing a volume of 1,280 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 128,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 49.3% of PTE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 259,710 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019, with 501 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,100 underlying shares of PTE. Below is a chart showing PTE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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