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Notable Friday Option Activity: SGMS, CSX, ALKS


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Scientific Games Corp (Symbol: SGMS), where a total volume of 4,198 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 419,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43% of SGMS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 976,475 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 2,260 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 226,000 underlying shares of SGMS. Below is a chart showing SGMS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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CSX Corp (Symbol: CSX) options are showing a volume of 26,679 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.2% of CSX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 10,204 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of CSX. Below is a chart showing CSX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alkermes plc (Symbol: ALKS) saw options trading volume of 5,179 contracts, representing approximately 517,900 underlying shares or approximately 41.6% of ALKS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $47 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 4,223 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 422,300 underlying shares of ALKS. Below is a chart showing ALKS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $47 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for SGMS options , CSX options , or ALKS options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: SGMS , CSX , ALKS


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