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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: ICPT, ULTA, IFF

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (Symbol: ICPT), where a total volume of 2,437 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 243,700 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 42.3% of ICPT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 576,740 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $63 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 750 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 75,000 underlying shares of ICPT. Below is a chart showing ICPT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $63 strike highlighted in orange:

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Ulta Beauty Inc (Symbol: ULTA) options are showing a volume of 6,127 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 612,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.2% of ULTA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $180 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 1,009 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,900 underlying shares of ULTA. Below is a chart showing ULTA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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And International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (Symbol: IFF) options are showing a volume of 2,114 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 211,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41% of IFF's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 515,215 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $140 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 2,001 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,100 underlying shares of IFF. Below is a chart showing IFF's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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