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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: CELG, INTC, EQIX


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Celgene Corp (Symbol: CELG), where a total volume of 24,697 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43% of CELG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 5,466 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 546,600 underlying shares of CELG. Below is a chart showing CELG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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Intel Corp (Symbol: INTC) saw options trading volume of 126,198 contracts, representing approximately 12.6 million underlying shares or approximately 41.8% of INTC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 30.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 15,109 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of INTC. Below is a chart showing INTC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Equinix Inc (Symbol: EQIX) options are showing a volume of 2,047 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 204,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.4% of EQIX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 494,425 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $290 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 520 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 52,000 underlying shares of EQIX. Below is a chart showing EQIX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $290 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for CELG options , INTC options , or EQIX options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: CELG , INTC , EQIX


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