Notable Friday Option Activity: LXRX, WTW, XBIT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX), where a total volume of 6,103 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 610,300 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 115.2% of LXRX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 529,840 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring December 16, 2016, with 3,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 300,000 underlying shares of LXRX. Below is a chart showing LXRX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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Weight Watchers International, Inc. ( WTW) options are showing a volume of 6,482 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 648,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 94.6% of WTW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 685,180 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $13 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017, with 3,088 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 308,800 underlying shares of WTW. Below is a chart showing WTW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $13 strike highlighted in orange:

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And XBiotech Inc ( XBIT) saw options trading volume of 1,153 contracts, representing approximately 115,300 underlying shares or approximately 86.6% of XBIT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 133,155 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike put option expiring January 20, 2017, with 423 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 42,300 underlying shares of XBIT. Below is a chart showing XBIT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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