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Notable Monday Option Activity: YELP, ADP, LOXO


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Yelp Inc (Symbol: YELP), where a total volume of 19,539 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 130.4% of YELP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 4,176 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 417,600 underlying shares of YELP. Below is a chart showing YELP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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Automatic Data Processing Inc. (Symbol: ADP) options are showing a volume of 32,709 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 127.6% of ADP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $115 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 7,005 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 700,500 underlying shares of ADP. Below is a chart showing ADP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $115 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Loxo Oncology, Inc (Symbol: LOXO) saw options trading volume of 3,635 contracts, representing approximately 363,500 underlying shares or approximately 111.1% of LOXO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 327,245 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $140 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 2,003 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,300 underlying shares of LOXO. Below is a chart showing LOXO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for YELP options , ADP options , or LOXO options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: YELP , ADP , LOXO



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