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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: MLM, ATVI, ALGN


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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (Symbol: MLM), where a total of 4,731 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 473,100 underlying shares. That amounts to about 80% of MLM's average daily trading volume over the past month of 591,170 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $240 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 2,837 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 283,700 underlying shares of MLM. Below is a chart showing MLM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $240 strike highlighted in orange:

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Symbol: ATVI) saw options trading volume of 34,100 contracts, representing approximately 3.4 million underlying shares or approximately 67.7% of ATVI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $67.50 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 5,026 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 502,600 underlying shares of ATVI. Below is a chart showing ATVI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $67.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Align Technology Inc (Symbol: ALGN) options are showing a volume of 6,053 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 605,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 61.9% of ALGN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 978,130 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $360 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 176 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 17,600 underlying shares of ALGN. Below is a chart showing ALGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $360 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for MLM options , ATVI options , or ALGN options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: MLM , ATVI , ALGN


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