Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Workday Inc (NASDAQ:WDAY), where a total volume of 9,598 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 959,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 67.3% of WDAY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $240 strike put option expiring September 17, 2021, with 2,222 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 222,200 underlying shares of WDAY. Below is a chart showing WDAY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $240 strike highlighted in orange:
Helen of Troy Ltd. (NASDAQ:HELE) options are showing a volume of 1,164 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 116,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 63.1% of HELE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 184,450 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $230 strike put option expiring August 20, 2021, with 406 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,600 underlying shares of HELE. Below is a chart showing HELE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $230 strike highlighted in orange:
And Atomera Inc (NASDAQ:ATOM) options are showing a volume of 4,248 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 424,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 60.2% of ATOM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 706,215 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring July 16, 2021, with 1,108 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 110,800 underlying shares of ATOM. Below is a chart showing ATOM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:
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