Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Zillow Group Inc (NASDAQ:Z), where a total volume of 20,690 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 55.4% of Z's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring October 15, 2021, with 2,616 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 261,600 underlying shares of Z. Below is a chart showing Z's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:
PTC Inc (NASDAQ:PTC) options are showing a volume of 3,610 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 361,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 55.2% of PTC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 654,165 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $130 strike call option expiring November 19, 2021, with 1,095 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 109,500 underlying shares of PTC. Below is a chart showing PTC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:
And Axcelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ACLS) saw options trading volume of 1,252 contracts, representing approximately 125,200 underlying shares or approximately 55% of ACLS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 227,695 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring March 18, 2022, with 998 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 99,800 underlying shares of ACLS. Below is a chart showing ACLS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:
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