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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: ABMD, BIIB, OXY

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in ABIOMED, Inc. (Symbol: ABMD), where a total of 6,797 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 679,700 underlying shares. That amounts to about 85.6% of ABMD's average daily trading volume over the past month of 793,855 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $250 strike put option expiring May 17, 2019, with 862 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 86,200 underlying shares of ABMD. Below is a chart showing ABMD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $250 strike highlighted in orange:

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Biogen Inc (Symbol: BIIB) saw options trading volume of 15,894 contracts, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares or approximately 66.5% of BIIB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $340 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020, with 1,400 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 140,000 underlying shares of BIIB. Below is a chart showing BIIB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $340 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Occidental Petroleum Corp (Symbol: OXY) saw options trading volume of 57,830 contracts, representing approximately 5.8 million underlying shares or approximately 62.3% of OXY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 9.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring May 17, 2019, with 7,779 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 777,900 underlying shares of OXY. Below is a chart showing OXY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for ABMD options, BIIB options, or OXY options, visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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