Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in ViaSat Inc (NASDAQ:VSAT), where a total volume of 1,129 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 112,900 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 54.5% of VSAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 207,110 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $70 strike call option expiring June 19, 2020, with 357 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 35,700 underlying shares of VSAT. Below is a chart showing VSAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:
Scripps Company (NASDAQ:SSP) saw options trading volume of 1,213 contracts, representing approximately 121,300 underlying shares or approximately 53.6% of SSP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 226,490 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring March 20, 2020, with 807 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 80,700 underlying shares of SSP. Below is a chart showing SSP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:
And Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCOI) saw options trading volume of 1,080 contracts, representing approximately 108,000 underlying shares or approximately 53% of CCOI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 203,605 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring December 20, 2019, with 1,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,000 underlying shares of CCOI. Below is a chart showing CCOI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:
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