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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: APC, EXPE, ATVI


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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Anadarko Petroleum Corp (Symbol: APC), where a total of 27,344 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.7 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 53.7% of APC's average daily trading volume over the past month of 5.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 2,723 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 272,300 underlying shares of APC. Below is a chart showing APC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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Expedia Inc (Symbol: EXPE) options are showing a volume of 8,196 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 819,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 53.6% of EXPE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $145 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 926 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 92,600 underlying shares of EXPE. Below is a chart showing EXPE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $145 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Symbol: ATVI) options are showing a volume of 26,124 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 53.4% of ATVI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $70 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 2,817 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 281,700 underlying shares of ATVI. Below is a chart showing ATVI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for APC options , EXPE options , or ATVI options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: APC , EXPE , ATVI


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