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Notable Friday Option Activity: RIG, HIIQ, MCO


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Transocean Ltd (Symbol: RIG), where a total volume of 261,199 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 26.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 178.2% of RIG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 14.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 100,347 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 10.0 million underlying shares of RIG. Below is a chart showing RIG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12 strike highlighted in orange:

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Health Insurance Innovations Inc (Symbol: HIIQ) saw options trading volume of 5,364 contracts, representing approximately 536,400 underlying shares or approximately 158.5% of HIIQ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 338,330 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 1,913 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 191,300 underlying shares of HIIQ. Below is a chart showing HIIQ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Moody's Corp. (Symbol: MCO) saw options trading volume of 8,323 contracts, representing approximately 832,300 underlying shares or approximately 123.6% of MCO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 673,125 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $165 strike put option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 2,707 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 270,700 underlying shares of MCO. Below is a chart showing MCO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $165 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for RIG options , HIIQ options , or MCO options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: RIG , HIIQ , MCO



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