Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Albemarle Corp. (NYSE:ALB), where a total of 4,895 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 489,500 underlying shares. That amounts to about 42.3% of ALB's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $70 strike put option expiring March 19, 2021, with 603 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 60,300 underlying shares of ALB. Below is a chart showing ALB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:
Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) saw options trading volume of 10,605 contracts, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares or approximately 41% of EXPE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.6 million shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $120 strike call option expiring January 15, 2021, with 2,015 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 201,500 underlying shares of EXPE. Below is a chart showing EXPE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $120 strike highlighted in orange:
And UFP Industries Inc (NASDAQ:UFPI) saw options trading volume of 1,347 contracts, representing approximately 134,700 underlying shares or approximately 40.9% of UFPI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 329,135 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $45 strike put option expiring April 16, 2021, with 665 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 66,500 underlying shares of UFPI. Below is a chart showing UFPI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:
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