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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: JAZZ, CAR, AXDX

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Symbol: JAZZ), where a total volume of 3,403 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 340,300 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 89.8% of JAZZ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 379,020 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $170 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 926 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 92,600 underlying shares of JAZZ. Below is a chart showing JAZZ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $170 strike highlighted in orange:

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Avis Budget Group Inc (Symbol: CAR) options are showing a volume of 14,777 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.5 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 89.6% of CAR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $44 strike call option expiring September 21, 2018 , with 6,388 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 638,800 underlying shares of CAR. Below is a chart showing CAR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $44 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (Symbol: AXDX) options are showing a volume of 1,423 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 142,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 88.1% of AXDX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 161,450 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $20 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 231 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 23,100 underlying shares of AXDX. Below is a chart showing AXDX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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