Notable Friday Option Activity: MBI, HIIQ, ADBE

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in MBIA Inc. (MBI), where a total of 6,689 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 668,900 underlying shares. That amounts to about 48.8% of MBI's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018, with 645 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 64,500 underlying shares of MBI. Below is a chart showing MBI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12 strike highlighted in orange:

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Health Insurance Innovations Inc ( HIIQ) saw options trading volume of 1,469 contracts, representing approximately 146,900 underlying shares or approximately 48.2% of HIIQ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 304,845 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018, with 521 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 52,100 underlying shares of HIIQ. Below is a chart showing HIIQ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Adobe Systems Inc ( ADBE) options are showing a volume of 14,433 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.7% of ADBE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $180 strike put option expiring February 23, 2018, with 841 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 84,100 underlying shares of ADBE. Below is a chart showing ADBE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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