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Notable Friday Option Activity: X, ABUS, CBIO

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in United States Steel Corp. (Symbol: X), where a total of 49,081 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 4.9 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 43.1% of X's average daily trading volume over the past month of 11.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $19 strike put option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 6,181 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 618,100 underlying shares of X. Below is a chart showing X's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $19 strike highlighted in orange:

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Arbutus Biopharma Corp (Symbol: ABUS) options are showing a volume of 771 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 77,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.9% of ABUS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 179,550 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $5 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019 , with 750 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 75,000 underlying shares of ABUS. Below is a chart showing ABUS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $5 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Catalyst Biosciences Inc (Symbol: CBIO) options are showing a volume of 1,135 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 113,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.8% of CBIO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 264,900 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 407 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,700 underlying shares of CBIO. Below is a chart showing CBIO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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