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Notable Thursday Option Activity: ABBV, HSY, AVB


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in AbbVie Inc (Symbol: ABBV), where a total volume of 78,614 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 7.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 143.7% of ABBV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $85 strike put option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 11,588 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares of ABBV. Below is a chart showing ABBV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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Hershey Company (Symbol: HSY) options are showing a volume of 13,294 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 131.4% of HSY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $92.50 strike call option expiring July 27, 2018 , with 3,903 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 390,300 underlying shares of HSY. Below is a chart showing HSY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $92.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (Symbol: AVB) options are showing a volume of 6,445 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 644,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 85.6% of AVB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 752,515 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $170 strike put option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 1,552 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 155,200 underlying shares of AVB. Below is a chart showing AVB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $170 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for ABBV options , HSY options , or AVB options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: ABBV , HSY , AVB



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