Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:LGND), where a total of 8,836 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 883,600 underlying shares. That amounts to about 198.3% of LGND's average daily trading volume over the past month of 445,570 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $115 strike put option expiring February 21, 2020, with 5,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 500,000 underlying shares of LGND. Below is a chart showing LGND's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $115 strike highlighted in orange:
Beyond Meat Inc (NASDAQ:BYND) saw options trading volume of 44,303 contracts, representing approximately 4.4 million underlying shares or approximately 159.8% of BYND's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.8 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $150 strike put option expiring September 20, 2019, with 3,999 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 399,900 underlying shares of BYND. Below is a chart showing BYND's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $150 strike highlighted in orange:
And Steelcase, Inc. (NYSE:SCS) options are showing a volume of 5,658 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 565,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 148.9% of SCS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 379,885 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring September 20, 2019, with 1,443 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 144,300 underlying shares of SCS. Below is a chart showing SCS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:
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