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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: DDD, GILD, HD

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in 3D Systems Corp. (Symbol: DDD), where a total volume of 15,319 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48.9% of DDD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 2,739 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 273,900 underlying shares of DDD. Below is a chart showing DDD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12 strike highlighted in orange:

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Gilead Sciences Inc (Symbol: GILD) saw options trading volume of 35,267 contracts, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares or approximately 48.6% of GILD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $82 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 2,633 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 263,300 underlying shares of GILD. Below is a chart showing GILD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $82 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Home Depot Inc (Symbol: HD) saw options trading volume of 27,316 contracts, representing approximately 2.7 million underlying shares or approximately 48% of HD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $190 strike call option expiring March 29, 2018 , with 3,276 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 327,600 underlying shares of HD. Below is a chart showing HD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $190 strike highlighted in orange:

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