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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: BHVN, COST, SGMO


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd (Symbol: BHVN), where a total of 2,332 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 233,200 underlying shares. That amounts to about 45.3% of BHVN's average daily trading volume over the past month of 514,865 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $45 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 2,001 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,100 underlying shares of BHVN. Below is a chart showing BHVN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST) options are showing a volume of 9,292 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 929,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.3% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $210 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 1,404 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 140,400 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $210 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: SGMO) saw options trading volume of 7,837 contracts, representing approximately 783,700 underlying shares or approximately 41.3% of SGMO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $16 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 1,683 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 168,300 underlying shares of SGMO. Below is a chart showing SGMO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $16 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for BHVN options , COST options , or SGMO options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: BHVN , COST , SGMO


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