Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMBC), where a total of 1,381 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 138,100 underlying shares. That amounts to about 40.6% of AMBC's average daily trading volume over the past month of 340,400 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike call option expiring November 20, 2020, with 1,004 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,400 underlying shares of AMBC. Below is a chart showing AMBC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:
SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SSNC) options are showing a volume of 4,873 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 487,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 40.5% of SSNC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring November 20, 2020, with 4,331 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 433,100 underlying shares of SSNC. Below is a chart showing SSNC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:
And Pioneer Natural Resources Co (NYSE:PXD) saw options trading volume of 5,905 contracts, representing approximately 590,500 underlying shares or approximately 40.1% of PXD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $90 strike put option expiring October 16, 2020, with 1,018 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 101,800 underlying shares of PXD. Below is a chart showing PXD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $90 strike highlighted in orange:
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