Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), where a total volume of 33,083 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 182.9% of GOOGL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1500 strike call option expiring August 07, 2020, with 2,028 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 202,800 underlying shares of GOOGL. Below is a chart showing GOOGL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1500 strike highlighted in orange:
Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN) options are showing a volume of 1,518 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 151,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 175.2% of HAYN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 86,650 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike put option expiring March 19, 2021, with 1,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 150,000 underlying shares of HAYN. Below is a chart showing HAYN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:
And Booking Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BKNG) saw options trading volume of 4,107 contracts, representing approximately 410,700 underlying shares or approximately 124.4% of BKNG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 330,140 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $1800 strike call option expiring August 21, 2020, with 236 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 23,600 underlying shares of BKNG. Below is a chart showing BKNG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1800 strike highlighted in orange:
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