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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: DAR, COP, DVAX


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Darling Ingredients Inc (Symbol: DAR), where a total of 8,545 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 854,500 underlying shares. That amounts to about 68.9% of DAR's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $19 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 3,915 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 391,500 underlying shares of DAR. Below is a chart showing DAR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $19 strike highlighted in orange:

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ConocoPhillips (Symbol: COP) options are showing a volume of 34,448 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 64.3% of COP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 15,343 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of COP. Below is a chart showing COP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Dynavax Technologies Corp (Symbol: DVAX) saw options trading volume of 8,404 contracts, representing approximately 840,400 underlying shares or approximately 62.6% of DVAX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $14 strike put option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 4,665 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 466,500 underlying shares of DVAX. Below is a chart showing DVAX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $14 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for DAR options , COP options , or DVAX options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: DAR , COP , DVAX



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