Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in PDL BioPharma Inc (NASDAQ:PDLI), where a total of 7,659 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 765,900 underlying shares. That amounts to about 64.8% of PDLI's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $2 strike put option expiring May 21, 2021, with 7,491 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 749,100 underlying shares of PDLI. Below is a chart showing PDLI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2 strike highlighted in orange:
HEICO Corp (NYSE:HEI) saw options trading volume of 2,427 contracts, representing approximately 242,700 underlying shares or approximately 63.1% of HEI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 384,860 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $135 strike call option expiring December 18, 2020, with 1,200 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 120,000 underlying shares of HEI. Below is a chart showing HEI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:
And Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) saw options trading volume of 152,250 contracts, representing approximately 15.2 million underlying shares or approximately 62.8% of TWTR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 24.3 million shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring November 27, 2020, with 24,240 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.4 million underlying shares of TWTR. Below is a chart showing TWTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:
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