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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: FB, ADI, ISRG

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Facebook Inc (Symbol: FB), where a total volume of 107,051 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 10.7 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 81.6% of FB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 13.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $180 strike call option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 13,695 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares of FB. Below is a chart showing FB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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Analog Devices Inc (Symbol: ADI) options are showing a volume of 17,698 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 74.4% of ADI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $87.50 strike call option expiring October 20, 2017 , with 13,496 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of ADI. Below is a chart showing ADI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $87.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Intuitive Surgical Inc (Symbol: ISRG) options are showing a volume of 1,848 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 184,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 62% of ISRG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 298,000 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $1025 strike call option expiring September 08, 2017 , with 141 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 14,100 underlying shares of ISRG. Below is a chart showing ISRG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1025 strike highlighted in orange:

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