Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Ardmore Shipping Corp (NYSE:ASC), where a total of 1,980 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 198,000 underlying shares. That amounts to about 72% of ASC's average daily trading volume over the past month of 274,895 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike put option expiring October 18, 2019, with 700 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 70,000 underlying shares of ASC. Below is a chart showing ASC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:
Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE:DAL) saw options trading volume of 35,009 contracts, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares or approximately 71.9% of DAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.9 million shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring July 12, 2019, with 2,633 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 263,300 underlying shares of DAL. Below is a chart showing DAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:
And GameStop Corp (NYSE:GME) saw options trading volume of 43,588 contracts, representing approximately 4.4 million underlying shares or approximately 70.8% of GME's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.2 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $8 strike call option expiring July 19, 2019, with 16,376 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of GME. Below is a chart showing GME's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $8 strike highlighted in orange:
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