Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD), where a total of 27,937 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.8 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 45.6% of GILD's average daily trading volume over the past month of 6.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring January 17, 2020, with 5,112 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 511,200 underlying shares of GILD. Below is a chart showing GILD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:
GEO Group Inc (NYSE:GEO) saw options trading volume of 4,715 contracts, representing approximately 471,500 underlying shares or approximately 45% of GEO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.0 million shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring December 20, 2019, with 2,227 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 222,700 underlying shares of GEO. Below is a chart showing GEO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:
And Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) options are showing a volume of 6,316 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 631,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45% of TTWO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike put option expiring March 20, 2020, with 1,326 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 132,600 underlying shares of TTWO. Below is a chart showing TTWO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:
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