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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: EBAY, FANG, ABMD

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in eBay Inc. (Symbol: EBAY), where a total volume of 35,198 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 60.3% of EBAY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $74 strike put option expiring September 17, 2021, with 5,839 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 583,900 underlying shares of EBAY. Below is a chart showing EBAY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $74 strike highlighted in orange:

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Diamondback Energy, Inc. (Symbol: FANG) saw options trading volume of 10,588 contracts, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares or approximately 48% of FANG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring September 17, 2021, with 2,312 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 231,200 underlying shares of FANG. Below is a chart showing FANG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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And ABIOMED, Inc. (Symbol: ABMD) saw options trading volume of 791 contracts, representing approximately 79,100 underlying shares or approximately 45.1% of ABMD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 175,500 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $320 strike call option expiring September 17, 2021, with 267 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 26,700 underlying shares of ABMD. Below is a chart showing ABMD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $320 strike highlighted in orange:

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