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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: ADBE, CELG, BIIB

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Adobe Systems Inc (Symbol: ADBE), where a total volume of 11,197 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48.5% of ADBE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $237.50 strike put option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 585 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 58,500 underlying shares of ADBE. Below is a chart showing ADBE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $237.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Celgene Corp (Symbol: CELG) saw options trading volume of 27,782 contracts, representing approximately 2.8 million underlying shares or approximately 48.1% of CELG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $84 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 1,757 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 175,700 underlying shares of CELG. Below is a chart showing CELG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $84 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Biogen Inc (Symbol: BIIB) saw options trading volume of 8,555 contracts, representing approximately 855,500 underlying shares or approximately 45.6% of BIIB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $282.50 strike call option expiring May 11, 2018 , with 2,045 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 204,500 underlying shares of BIIB. Below is a chart showing BIIB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $282.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for ADBE options , CELG options , or BIIB options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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