Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE), where a total of 4,658 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 465,800 underlying shares. That amounts to about 67% of BLUE's average daily trading volume over the past month of 695,605 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring October 16, 2020, with 1,887 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 188,700 underlying shares of BLUE. Below is a chart showing BLUE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:
Upwork Inc (NASDAQ:UPWK) options are showing a volume of 13,677 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 65.9% of UPWK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring October 16, 2020, with 4,018 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 401,800 underlying shares of UPWK. Below is a chart showing UPWK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:
And Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW) saw options trading volume of 3,019 contracts, representing approximately 301,900 underlying shares or approximately 63.2% of AAWW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 477,505 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $57.50 strike put option expiring November 20, 2020, with 1,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,000 underlying shares of AAWW. Below is a chart showing AAWW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $57.50 strike highlighted in orange:
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