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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: ACAD, V, NXPI

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (Symbol: ACAD), where a total volume of 6,964 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 696,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48.9% of ACAD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 4,336 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 433,600 underlying shares of ACAD. Below is a chart showing ACAD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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Visa Inc (Symbol: V) options are showing a volume of 37,558 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.1% of V's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $115 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 2,502 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,200 underlying shares of V. Below is a chart showing V's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $115 strike highlighted in orange:

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And NXP Semiconductors NV (Symbol: NXPI) options are showing a volume of 10,438 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.8% of NXPI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $105 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020 , with 5,075 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 507,500 underlying shares of NXPI. Below is a chart showing NXPI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $105 strike highlighted in orange:

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