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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: AMBA, ABUS, ALKS


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Ambarella, Inc. (Symbol: AMBA), where a total of 2,808 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 280,800 underlying shares. That amounts to about 56.9% of AMBA's average daily trading volume over the past month of 493,360 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $38 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 773 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 77,300 underlying shares of AMBA. Below is a chart showing AMBA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $38 strike highlighted in orange:

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Arbutus Biopharma Corp (Symbol: ABUS) options are showing a volume of 2,309 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 230,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 55.5% of ABUS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 415,870 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $7.50 strike call option expiring December 21, 2018 , with 1,950 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 195,000 underlying shares of ABUS. Below is a chart showing ABUS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $7.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alkermes plc (Symbol: ALKS) saw options trading volume of 6,054 contracts, representing approximately 605,400 underlying shares or approximately 54.9% of ALKS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring December 21, 2018 , with 5,011 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 501,100 underlying shares of ALKS. Below is a chart showing ALKS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for AMBA options , ABUS options , or ALKS options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: AMBA , ABUS , ALKS



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