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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: AZO, BHVN, HIG


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in AutoZone, Inc. (Symbol: AZO), where a total volume of 2,257 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 225,700 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41.4% of AZO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 545,720 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $660 strike put option expiring March 23, 2018 , with 81 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 8,100 underlying shares of AZO. Below is a chart showing AZO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $660 strike highlighted in orange:

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Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd (Symbol: BHVN) saw options trading volume of 2,953 contracts, representing approximately 295,300 underlying shares or approximately 41.3% of BHVN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 714,720 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 1,111 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 111,100 underlying shares of BHVN. Below is a chart showing BHVN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG) saw options trading volume of 9,898 contracts, representing approximately 989,800 underlying shares or approximately 40.7% of HIG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike put option expiring March 29, 2018 , with 2,007 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,700 underlying shares of HIG. Below is a chart showing HIG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for AZO options , BHVN options , or HIG options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: AZO , BHVN , HIG


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