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Notable Thursday Option Activity: BKNG, EVHC, REGN


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Booking Holdings Inc (Symbol: BKNG), where a total volume of 9,364 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 936,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 275.4% of BKNG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 340,015 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1835 strike put option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 150 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 15,000 underlying shares of BKNG. Below is a chart showing BKNG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1835 strike highlighted in orange:

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Envision Healthcare Corp (Symbol: EVHC) saw options trading volume of 51,465 contracts, representing approximately 5.1 million underlying shares or approximately 229% of EVHC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $45 strike call option expiring December 21, 2018 , with 22,961 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.3 million underlying shares of EVHC. Below is a chart showing EVHC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Symbol: REGN) options are showing a volume of 6,167 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 616,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 79% of REGN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 780,140 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $370 strike put option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 721 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 72,100 underlying shares of REGN. Below is a chart showing REGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $370 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for BKNG options , EVHC options , or REGN options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: BKNG , REGN



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