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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: COST, BUFF, EW

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST), where a total volume of 14,295 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.4 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 54.6% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $180 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 898 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 89,800 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (Symbol: BUFF) saw options trading volume of 5,215 contracts, representing approximately 521,500 underlying shares or approximately 53.3% of BUFF's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 978,890 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 1,903 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 190,300 underlying shares of BUFF. Below is a chart showing BUFF's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Edwards Lifesciences Corp (Symbol: EW) options are showing a volume of 7,499 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 749,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 52.5% of EW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $135 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 2,064 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 206,400 underlying shares of EW. Below is a chart showing EW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

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