Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Corcept Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CORT), where a total of 14,944 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 144.2% of CORT's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $23 strike call option expiring November 20, 2020, with 3,410 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 341,000 underlying shares of CORT. Below is a chart showing CORT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $23 strike highlighted in orange:
Citi Trends Inc (NASDAQ:CTRN) options are showing a volume of 1,776 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 177,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 140.1% of CTRN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 126,790 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring February 19, 2021, with 870 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 87,000 underlying shares of CTRN. Below is a chart showing CTRN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:
And First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) saw options trading volume of 24,036 contracts, representing approximately 2.4 million underlying shares or approximately 134.7% of FBP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $6 strike call option expiring January 15, 2021, with 22,236 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.2 million underlying shares of FBP. Below is a chart showing FBP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $6 strike highlighted in orange:
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