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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: EXP, HSY, AXDX

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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Eagle Materials Inc (Symbol: EXP), where a total of 2,165 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 216,500 underlying shares. That amounts to about 47.6% of EXP's average daily trading volume over the past month of 455,180 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $115 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 2,010 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 201,000 underlying shares of EXP. Below is a chart showing EXP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $115 strike highlighted in orange:

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Hershey Company (Symbol: HSY) options are showing a volume of 3,590 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 359,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.9% of HSY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 781,370 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $108 strike put option expiring February 02, 2018 , with 1,250 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 125,000 underlying shares of HSY. Below is a chart showing HSY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $108 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Accelerate Diagnostics Inc (Symbol: AXDX) options are showing a volume of 1,278 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 127,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.5% of AXDX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 280,650 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 429 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 42,900 underlying shares of AXDX. Below is a chart showing AXDX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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