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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: CELG, X, EDIT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Celgene Corp (Symbol: CELG), where a total volume of 35,562 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.6 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.9% of CELG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 4,838 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 483,800 underlying shares of CELG. Below is a chart showing CELG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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United States Steel Corp. (Symbol: X) options are showing a volume of 69,310 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 6.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.9% of X's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 16.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 4,332 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 433,200 underlying shares of X. Below is a chart showing X's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Editas Medicine Inc (Symbol: EDIT) saw options trading volume of 6,181 contracts, representing approximately 618,100 underlying shares or approximately 42.9% of EDIT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 1,174 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 117,400 underlying shares of EDIT. Below is a chart showing EDIT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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