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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: YELP, ICUI, ATHN


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Yelp Inc (Symbol: YELP), where a total volume of 12,858 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 88.7% of YELP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $39.50 strike put option expiring November 09, 2018 , with 852 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 85,200 underlying shares of YELP. Below is a chart showing YELP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $39.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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ICU Medical Inc (Symbol: ICUI) saw options trading volume of 1,579 contracts, representing approximately 157,900 underlying shares or approximately 86.8% of ICUI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 181,880 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $240 strike put option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 407 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,700 underlying shares of ICUI. Below is a chart showing ICUI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $240 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Athenahealth Inc (Symbol: ATHN) saw options trading volume of 4,828 contracts, representing approximately 482,800 underlying shares or approximately 86.6% of ATHN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 557,265 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $135 strike call option expiring December 21, 2018 , with 2,179 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 217,900 underlying shares of ATHN. Below is a chart showing ATHN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for YELP options , ICUI options , or ATHN 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: YELP , ICUI , ATHN



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