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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: AXDX, MCD, GBT

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (Symbol: AXDX), where a total of 1,450 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 145,000 underlying shares. That amounts to about 53.2% of AXDX's average daily trading volume over the past month of 272,490 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 450 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 45,000 underlying shares of AXDX. Below is a chart showing AXDX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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McDonald's Corp (Symbol: MCD) saw options trading volume of 30,572 contracts, representing approximately 3.1 million underlying shares or approximately 52.6% of MCD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $160 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 1,956 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 195,600 underlying shares of MCD. Below is a chart showing MCD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: GBT) options are showing a volume of 4,081 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 408,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.4% of GBT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 793,440 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 578 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 57,800 underlying shares of GBT. Below is a chart showing GBT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for AXDX options , MCD options , or GBT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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