Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), where a total of 58,943 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 5.9 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 46.6% of JPM's average daily trading volume over the past month of 12.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $126 strike call option expiring December 31, 2020, with 2,508 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,800 underlying shares of JPM. Below is a chart showing JPM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $126 strike highlighted in orange:
Workday Inc (NASDAQ:WDAY) options are showing a volume of 9,221 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 922,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.6% of WDAY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.0 million shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $300 strike call option expiring January 21, 2022, with 1,846 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 184,600 underlying shares of WDAY. Below is a chart showing WDAY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $300 strike highlighted in orange:
And Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) saw options trading volume of 42,448 contracts, representing approximately 4.2 million underlying shares or approximately 46.4% of MS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 9.1 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $45 strike put option expiring January 15, 2021, with 5,510 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 551,000 underlying shares of MS. Below is a chart showing MS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:
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