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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: HAL, RE, ACIA

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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Halliburton Company (Symbol: HAL), where a total volume of 30,256 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 40.6% of HAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 5,274 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 527,400 underlying shares of HAL. Below is a chart showing HAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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Everest Re Group Ltd (Symbol: RE) options are showing a volume of 1,932 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 193,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 40.6% of RE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 475,380 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $180 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 583 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 58,300 underlying shares of RE. Below is a chart showing RE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Acacia Communications Inc (Symbol: ACIA) saw options trading volume of 2,576 contracts, representing approximately 257,600 underlying shares or approximately 40.2% of ACIA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 640,025 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring October 20, 2017 , with 500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,000 underlying shares of ACIA. Below is a chart showing ACIA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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