Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Rowan Companies plc (RDC), where a total of 8,574 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 857,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 49.2% of RDC's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $9 strike put option expiring October 18, 2019, with 7,505 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 750,500 underlying shares of RDC. Below is a chart showing RDC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $9 strike highlighted in orange:
Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ATRA) saw options trading volume of 2,027 contracts, representing approximately 202,700 underlying shares or approximately 49% of ATRA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 413,560 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $45 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 2,017 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 201,700 underlying shares of ATRA. Below is a chart showing ATRA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:
And Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE:DAL) options are showing a volume of 39,249 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 48.3% of DAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.1 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring April 12, 2019, with 2,293 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 229,300 underlying shares of DAL. Below is a chart showing DAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:
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