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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: MYL, MCD, ACAD


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Mylan NV (Symbol: MYL), where a total of 36,109 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.6 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 54.8% of MYL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 6.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 22,545 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.3 million underlying shares of MYL. Below is a chart showing MYL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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McDonald's Corp (Symbol: MCD) options are showing a volume of 15,268 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.5 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 53.2% of MCD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $175 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 2,459 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 245,900 underlying shares of MCD. Below is a chart showing MCD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $175 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (Symbol: ACAD) options are showing a volume of 8,804 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 880,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 52.8% of ACAD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $31 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 2,501 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,100 underlying shares of ACAD. Below is a chart showing ACAD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $31 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for MYL options , MCD options , or ACAD options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: MYL , MCD , ACAD


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