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Notable Thursday Option Activity: AXDX, LOCO, DATA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (Symbol: AXDX), where a total volume of 5,584 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 558,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 273.4% of AXDX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 204,210 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike put option expiring May 20, 2016 , with 2,895 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 289,500 underlying shares of AXDX. Below is a chart showing AXDX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc (Symbol: LOCO) saw options trading volume of 5,386 contracts, representing approximately 538,600 underlying shares or approximately 138.6% of LOCO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 388,630 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $14 strike put option expiring May 06, 2016 , with 3,347 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 334,700 underlying shares of LOCO. Below is a chart showing LOCO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $14 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Tableau Software, Inc. (Symbol: DATA) saw options trading volume of 19,215 contracts, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares or approximately 136.5% of DATA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring May 20, 2016 , with 4,259 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 425,900 underlying shares of DATA. Below is a chart showing DATA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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