Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE:DVN), where a total of 47,545 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 4.8 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 47.4% of DVN's average daily trading volume over the past month of 10.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $46 strike call option expiring January 21, 2022, with 13,633 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares of DVN. Below is a chart showing DVN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $46 strike highlighted in orange:
Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK) options are showing a volume of 2,283 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 228,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.2% of BLK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 483,410 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $890 strike put option expiring December 17, 2021, with 320 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 32,000 underlying shares of BLK. Below is a chart showing BLK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $890 strike highlighted in orange:
And DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) saw options trading volume of 13,564 contracts, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares or approximately 44.5% of DISH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.1 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $27.50 strike put option expiring January 21, 2022, with 3,007 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 300,700 underlying shares of DISH. Below is a chart showing DISH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $27.50 strike highlighted in orange:
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