Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Citrix Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CTXS), where a total volume of 4,980 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 498,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 50.1% of CTXS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 994,270 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $150 strike call option expiring October 23, 2020, with 481 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 48,100 underlying shares of CTXS. Below is a chart showing CTXS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $150 strike highlighted in orange:
MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ:MSTR) saw options trading volume of 504 contracts, representing approximately 50,400 underlying shares or approximately 49.8% of MSTR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 101,285 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $200 strike call option expiring December 18, 2020, with 90 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 9,000 underlying shares of MSTR. Below is a chart showing MSTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $200 strike highlighted in orange:
And TreeHouse Foods Inc (NYSE:THS) saw options trading volume of 2,426 contracts, representing approximately 242,600 underlying shares or approximately 49.3% of THS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 492,105 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring November 20, 2020, with 2,257 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 225,700 underlying shares of THS. Below is a chart showing THS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:
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