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Notable Optional Wednesday Activity: ATVI, STER, SWKS

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Among the underlying constituents of the Russell 3000 Index, we saw remarkable options trading volume today at Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Symbol: ATVI), where a total of 46,878 contracts were traded so far. at present, representing approximately 4.7 million underlying shares. This equates to about 65.6% of ATVI’s average daily trading volume over the past month of 7.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike put option expiring on January 20, 2023, with 6,659 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 665,900 underlying shares of ATVI. Below is a chart showing ATVI’s last twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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Sterling Check Corp (Symbol: STER) recorded options trading volume of 1,544 contracts, representing approximately 154,400 underlying stocks or approximately 64.2% of STER’s average daily trading volume over the past month, i.e. 240,660 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike put expiring on May 19, 2023, with 500 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 50,000 underlying shares of STER. Below is a chart showing STER’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Skyworks Solutions Inc (Symbol: SWKS) recorded options trading volume of 15,169 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 62.5% of SWKS’s average daily trading volume at last month, or 2.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $135 strike put option expiring on January 20, 2023, with 2,312 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 231,200 underlying SWKS shares. Below is a chart showing SWKS’ trading history over the last twelve months, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the different expirations available for ATVI options, STER options or SWKS options, visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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