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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: ADSK, GILD, HUM

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Autodesk Inc (Symbol: ADSK), where a total of 10,670 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 53.7% of ADSK's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $170 strike call option expiring April 12, 2019, with 3,694 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 369,400 underlying shares of ADSK. Below is a chart showing ADSK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $170 strike highlighted in orange:

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Gilead Sciences Inc (Symbol: GILD) options are showing a volume of 36,966 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 52% of GILD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $67.50 strike call option expiring April 12, 2019, with 8,064 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 806,400 underlying shares of GILD. Below is a chart showing GILD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $67.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Humana Inc. (Symbol: HUM) saw options trading volume of 5,443 contracts, representing approximately 544,300 underlying shares or approximately 48.3% of HUM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $255 strike put option expiring May 24, 2019, with 1,921 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 192,100 underlying shares of HUM. Below is a chart showing HUM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $255 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for ADSK options, GILD options, or HUM options, visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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