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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: AMTD, ALXN, NOC

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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in TD Ameritrade Holding Corp (Symbol: AMTD), where a total of 20,347 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 46.7% of AMTD's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 5,825 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 582,500 underlying shares of AMTD. Below is a chart showing AMTD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Symbol: ALXN) saw options trading volume of 9,578 contracts, representing approximately 957,800 underlying shares or approximately 46.5% of ALXN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $130 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 1,752 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 175,200 underlying shares of ALXN. Below is a chart showing ALXN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Northrop Grumman Corp (Symbol: NOC) saw options trading volume of 5,885 contracts, representing approximately 588,500 underlying shares or approximately 46.2% of NOC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $255 strike put option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 138 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 13,800 underlying shares of NOC. Below is a chart showing NOC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $255 strike highlighted in orange:

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