Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR), where a total volume of 8,505 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 850,500 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 72.9% of NCR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring January 15, 2021, with 2,080 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 208,000 underlying shares of NCR. Below is a chart showing NCR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:
Oppenheimer Holdings Inc Class A (D (NYSE:OPY) options are showing a volume of 677 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 67,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 72.4% of OPY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 93,545 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring December 18, 2020, with 487 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 48,700 underlying shares of OPY. Below is a chart showing OPY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:
And iRobot Corp (NASDAQ:IRBT) saw options trading volume of 5,557 contracts, representing approximately 555,700 underlying shares or approximately 70.6% of IRBT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 786,645 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $75 strike put option expiring February 19, 2021, with 1,589 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 158,900 underlying shares of IRBT. Below is a chart showing IRBT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:
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