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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: FB, AA, EHTH

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Facebook Inc (Symbol: FB), where a total of 156,732 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 15.7 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 109.5% of FB's average daily trading volume over the past month of 14.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $180 strike call option expiring April 18, 2019, with 29,940 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.0 million underlying shares of FB. Below is a chart showing FB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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Alcoa Corporation (Symbol: AA) options are showing a volume of 35,522 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 108.6% of AA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019, with 6,124 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 612,400 underlying shares of AA. Below is a chart showing AA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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And eHealth Inc (Symbol: EHTH) saw options trading volume of 4,691 contracts, representing approximately 469,100 underlying shares or approximately 108.1% of EHTH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 434,065 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019, with 555 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 55,500 underlying shares of EHTH. Below is a chart showing EHTH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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