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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: ALXN, SWKS, ABT

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Symbol: ALXN), where a total of 7,820 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 782,000 underlying shares. That amounts to about 61.7% of ALXN's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $120 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 1,296 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 129,600 underlying shares of ALXN. Below is a chart showing ALXN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $120 strike highlighted in orange:

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Symbol: SWKS) options are showing a volume of 8,857 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 885,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 60.6% of SWKS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $77.50 strike put option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 1,086 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 108,600 underlying shares of SWKS. Below is a chart showing SWKS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $77.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Abbott Laboratories (Symbol: ABT) options are showing a volume of 26,045 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.9% of ABT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019 , with 3,195 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 319,500 underlying shares of ABT. Below is a chart showing ABT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for ALXN options , SWKS options , or ABT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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