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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: CI, ESRX, ULTA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Cigna Corp (Symbol: CI), where a total volume of 26,908 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.7 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 210.3% of CI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $160 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 2,424 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 242,400 underlying shares of CI. Below is a chart showing CI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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Express Scripts Holding Co (Symbol: ESRX) saw options trading volume of 45,005 contracts, representing approximately 4.5 million underlying shares or approximately 103.9% of ESRX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $75 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 10,170 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of ESRX. Below is a chart showing ESRX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Ulta Beauty Inc (Symbol: ULTA) options are showing a volume of 10,245 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 84.2% of ULTA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $250 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 3,130 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 313,000 underlying shares of ULTA. Below is a chart showing ULTA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $250 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for CI options , ESRX options , or ULTA options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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