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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Symbol: KTOS), where a total of 6,234 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 623,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 60.7% of KTOS's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 5,433 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 543,300 underlying shares of KTOS. Below is a chart showing KTOS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Novavax, Inc. (Symbol: NVAX) saw options trading volume of 47,408 contracts, representing approximately 4.7 million underlying shares or approximately 60.1% of NVAX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $0.50 strike put option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 18,844 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares of NVAX. Below is a chart showing NVAX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $0.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Akcea Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: AKCA) saw options trading volume of 952 contracts, representing approximately 95,200 underlying shares or approximately 60.1% of AKCA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 158,325 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $25 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 306 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 30,600 underlying shares of AKCA. Below is a chart showing AKCA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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