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Notable Friday Option Activity: GILD, EXEL, RIG


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Gilead Sciences Inc (Symbol: GILD), where a total of 40,033 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 4.0 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 57.1% of GILD's average daily trading volume over the past month of 7.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019 , with 2,778 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 277,800 underlying shares of GILD. Below is a chart showing GILD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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Exelixis Inc (Symbol: EXEL) options are showing a volume of 19,825 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56.5% of EXEL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $19 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 10,121 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of EXEL. Below is a chart showing EXEL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $19 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Transocean Ltd (Symbol: RIG) options are showing a volume of 98,553 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 9.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56.3% of RIG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 17.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $13 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 24,583 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.5 million underlying shares of RIG. Below is a chart showing RIG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $13 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for GILD options , EXEL options , or RIG options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: GILD , EXEL , RIG


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