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Notable Friday Option Activity: AGN, AAL, HUM

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Allergan PLC (Symbol: AGN), where a total volume of 16,195 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.6 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41% of AGN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $150 strike call option expiring March 09, 2018 , with 2,882 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 288,200 underlying shares of AGN. Below is a chart showing AGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $150 strike highlighted in orange:

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American Airlines Group Inc (Symbol: AAL) options are showing a volume of 18,552 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 40.7% of AAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $56 strike call option expiring March 09, 2018 , with 1,561 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 156,100 underlying shares of AAL. Below is a chart showing AAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $56 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Humana Inc. (Symbol: HUM) options are showing a volume of 4,098 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 409,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 40.4% of HUM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $290 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 1,371 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 137,100 underlying shares of HUM. Below is a chart showing HUM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $290 strike highlighted in orange:

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