Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Banc Of California Inc (NYSE:BANC), where a total of 1,594 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 159,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 78.2% of BANC's average daily trading volume over the past month of 203,885 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $18 strike call option expiring August 20, 2021, with 865 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 86,500 underlying shares of BANC. Below is a chart showing BANC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $18 strike highlighted in orange:
MoneyGram International Inc (NASDAQ:MGI) options are showing a volume of 13,345 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 78.1% of MGI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $8 strike put option expiring September 17, 2021, with 7,564 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 756,400 underlying shares of MGI. Below is a chart showing MGI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $8 strike highlighted in orange:
And Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) saw options trading volume of 2,282 contracts, representing approximately 228,200 underlying shares or approximately 77.3% of HT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 295,045 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike put option expiring August 20, 2021, with 626 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 62,600 underlying shares of HT. Below is a chart showing HT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:
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