Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: NRZ, ILMN, ABBV


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in New Residential Investment Corp (Symbol: NRZ), where a total volume of 19,297 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 65% of NRZ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $16 strike put option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 3,765 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 376,500 underlying shares of NRZ. Below is a chart showing NRZ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $16 strike highlighted in orange:

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Illumina Inc (Symbol: ILMN) saw options trading volume of 5,140 contracts, representing approximately 514,000 underlying shares or approximately 58.9% of ILMN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 872,385 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $185 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 1,018 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 101,800 underlying shares of ILMN. Below is a chart showing ILMN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $185 strike highlighted in orange:

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And AbbVie Inc (Symbol: ABBV) options are showing a volume of 26,513 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56% of ABBV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $70 strike call option expiring August 18, 2017 , with 5,018 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 501,800 underlying shares of ABBV. Below is a chart showing ABBV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for NRZ options , ILMN options , or ABBV options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: NRZ , ILMN , ABBV


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