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Notable Thursday Option Activity: ABMD, ETFC, BDX

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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in ABIOMED, Inc. (Symbol: ABMD), where a total of 3,506 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 350,600 underlying shares. That amounts to about 43.3% of ABMD's average daily trading volume over the past month of 810,560 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $230 strike put option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 557 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 55,700 underlying shares of ABMD. Below is a chart showing ABMD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $230 strike highlighted in orange:

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Etrade Financial Corporation (Symbol: ETFC) saw options trading volume of 9,105 contracts, representing approximately 910,500 underlying shares or approximately 42.6% of ETFC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020 , with 1,116 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 111,600 underlying shares of ETFC. Below is a chart showing ETFC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Becton, Dickinson & Co (Symbol: BDX) saw options trading volume of 5,614 contracts, representing approximately 561,400 underlying shares or approximately 40.9% of BDX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $230 strike put option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 2,013 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 201,300 underlying shares of BDX. Below is a chart showing BDX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $230 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for ABMD options , ETFC options , or BDX options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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