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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: LIVN, MTRN, AXDX


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in LivaNova PLC (Symbol: LIVN), where a total volume of 4,327 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 432,700 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 77.4% of LIVN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 558,765 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 1,830 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 183,000 underlying shares of LIVN. Below is a chart showing LIVN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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Materion Corp (Symbol: MTRN) options are showing a volume of 662 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 66,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 72.1% of MTRN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 91,880 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,000 underlying shares of MTRN. Below is a chart showing MTRN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (Symbol: AXDX) saw options trading volume of 3,155 contracts, representing approximately 315,500 underlying shares or approximately 71.1% of AXDX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 443,895 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike call option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 516 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 51,600 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 LIVN options , MTRN options , or AXDX options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: LIVN , MTRN , AXDX




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