Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX), where a total volume of 11,659 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 61.5% of TPX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $42.50 strike put option expiring November 19, 2021, with 3,506 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 350,600 underlying shares of TPX. Below is a chart showing TPX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $42.50 strike highlighted in orange:
KemPharm Inc (NASDAQ:KMPH) saw options trading volume of 2,324 contracts, representing approximately 232,400 underlying shares or approximately 60.8% of KMPH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 382,550 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring February 18, 2022, with 1,561 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 156,100 underlying shares of KMPH. Below is a chart showing KMPH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:
And Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE) saw options trading volume of 4,399 contracts, representing approximately 439,900 underlying shares or approximately 59.2% of FIVE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 743,160 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $190 strike call option expiring October 15, 2021, with 777 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 77,700 underlying shares of FIVE. Below is a chart showing FIVE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $190 strike highlighted in orange:
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