Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA), where a total of 150,059 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 15.0 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 57% of BA's average daily trading volume over the past month of 26.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $220 strike call option expiring December 04, 2020, with 22,055 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.2 million underlying shares of BA. Below is a chart showing BA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $220 strike highlighted in orange:
UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) saw options trading volume of 19,136 contracts, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares or approximately 51.4% of UNH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.7 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $350 strike call option expiring December 04, 2020, with 1,875 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 187,500 underlying shares of UNH. Below is a chart showing UNH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $350 strike highlighted in orange:
And ABIOMED, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD) options are showing a volume of 1,254 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 125,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.2% of ABMD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 245,035 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $130 strike put option expiring January 15, 2021, with 222 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 22,200 underlying shares of ABMD. Below is a chart showing ABMD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:
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