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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: REGN, XNCR, EBIX

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Symbol: REGN), where a total volume of 6,805 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 680,500 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 89% of REGN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 764,595 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $280 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020, with 1,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,000 underlying shares of REGN. Below is a chart showing REGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $280 strike highlighted in orange:

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Xencor, Inc (Symbol: XNCR) options are showing a volume of 2,268 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 226,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 89% of XNCR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 254,830 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring December 20, 2019, with 1,010 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 101,000 underlying shares of XNCR. Below is a chart showing XNCR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Ebix Inc (Symbol: EBIX) saw options trading volume of 2,650 contracts, representing approximately 265,000 underlying shares or approximately 81.9% of EBIX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 323,705 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $25 strike put option expiring March 20, 2020, with 500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,000 underlying shares of EBIX. Below is a chart showing EBIX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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