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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: SAGE, BAX, CLVS

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Sage Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: SAGE), where a total volume of 2,971 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 297,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 42.8% of SAGE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 693,380 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 1,011 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 101,100 underlying shares of SAGE. Below is a chart showing SAGE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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Baxter International Inc. (Symbol: BAX) saw options trading volume of 11,669 contracts, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares or approximately 42.6% of BAX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $49.50 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 10,740 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of BAX. Below is a chart showing BAX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $49.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Clovis Oncology Inc (Symbol: CLVS) options are showing a volume of 8,815 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 881,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42% of CLVS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017 , with 5,667 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 566,700 underlying shares of CLVS. Below is a chart showing CLVS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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