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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: CLVS, UTX, AXDX


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Clovis Oncology Inc (Symbol: CLVS), where a total volume of 15,050 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 128.1% of CLVS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 7,603 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 760,300 underlying shares of CLVS. Below is a chart showing CLVS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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United Technologies Corp (Symbol: UTX) saw options trading volume of 43,521 contracts, representing approximately 4.4 million underlying shares or approximately 122.4% of UTX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $125 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 13,035 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of UTX. Below is a chart showing UTX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (Symbol: AXDX) options are showing a volume of 2,589 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 258,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 120.5% of AXDX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 214,915 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike put option expiring September 21, 2018 , with 665 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 66,500 underlying shares of AXDX. Below is a chart showing AXDX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for CLVS options , UTX options , or AXDX options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: CLVS , UTX , AXDX



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