Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Datadog Inc (NASDAQ:DDOG), where a total volume of 18,319 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.8 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48.6% of DDOG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $90 strike call option expiring October 16, 2020, with 1,341 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 134,100 underlying shares of DDOG. Below is a chart showing DDOG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $90 strike highlighted in orange:
Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) options are showing a volume of 860 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 86,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 48.4% of AMED's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 177,705 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $240 strike call option expiring November 20, 2020, with 379 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 37,900 underlying shares of AMED. Below is a chart showing AMED's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $240 strike highlighted in orange:
And New York Mortgage Trust Inc (NASDAQ:NYMT) options are showing a volume of 13,047 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.8% of NYMT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.8 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike put option expiring June 18, 2021, with 5,990 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 599,000 underlying shares of NYMT. Below is a chart showing NYMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:
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