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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: ISRG, CME, HES

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Intuitive Surgical Inc (Symbol: ISRG), where a total volume of 5,269 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 526,900 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 60.4% of ISRG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 871,925 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $550 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 1,092 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 109,200 underlying shares of ISRG. Below is a chart showing ISRG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $550 strike highlighted in orange:

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CME Group (Symbol: CME) saw options trading volume of 12,903 contracts, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares or approximately 52.8% of CME's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $140 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 4,680 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 468,000 underlying shares of CME. Below is a chart showing CME's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Hess Corp (Symbol: HES) options are showing a volume of 25,229 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.5 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 50.1% of HES's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $45 strike call option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 4,139 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 413,900 underlying shares of HES. Below is a chart showing HES's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for ISRG options , CME options , or HES options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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