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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: CLVS, ABBV, AAL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Clovis Oncology Inc (Symbol: CLVS), where a total volume of 16,911 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.7 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 49.4% of CLVS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 5,026 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 502,600 underlying shares of CLVS. Below is a chart showing CLVS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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AbbVie Inc (Symbol: ABBV) saw options trading volume of 28,094 contracts, representing approximately 2.8 million underlying shares or approximately 48.1% of ABBV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 4,233 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 423,300 underlying shares of ABBV. Below is a chart showing ABBV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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And American Airlines Group Inc (Symbol: AAL) options are showing a volume of 40,148 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.1% of AAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $32 strike put option expiring December 21, 2018 , with 11,465 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of AAL. Below is a chart showing AAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $32 strike highlighted in orange:

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