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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: UNH, GBT, AGO


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in UnitedHealth Group Inc (Symbol: UNH), where a total of 11,068 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 43.7% of UNH's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $235 strike put option expiring June 22, 2018 , with 2,200 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 220,000 underlying shares of UNH. Below is a chart showing UNH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $235 strike highlighted in orange:

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Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: GBT) saw options trading volume of 2,955 contracts, representing approximately 295,500 underlying shares or approximately 43.7% of GBT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 675,435 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 421 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 42,100 underlying shares of GBT. Below is a chart showing GBT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Assured Guaranty Ltd (Symbol: AGO) options are showing a volume of 3,125 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 312,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.6% of AGO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 716,740 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $38 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 2,167 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 216,700 underlying shares of AGO. Below is a chart showing AGO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $38 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for UNH options , GBT options , or AGO options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: UNH , GBT , AGO



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