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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: SGMS, AA, AXDX

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Scientific Games Corp (Symbol: SGMS), where a total volume of 11,214 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 112.5% of SGMS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 996,390 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $28 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 7,580 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 758,000 underlying shares of SGMS. Below is a chart showing SGMS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $28 strike highlighted in orange:

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Alcoa Corporation (Symbol: AA) options are showing a volume of 27,456 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 78.1% of AA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $36 strike call option expiring July 21, 2017 , with 20,750 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.1 million underlying shares of AA. Below is a chart showing AA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $36 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (Symbol: AXDX) saw options trading volume of 2,086 contracts, representing approximately 208,600 underlying shares or approximately 75.8% of AXDX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 275,220 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike put option expiring August 18, 2017 , with 1,002 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,200 underlying shares of AXDX. Below is a chart showing AXDX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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