Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR), where a total volume of 92,958 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 9.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 111.5% of AR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $3.50 strike put option expiring December 18, 2020, with 35,415 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares of AR. Below is a chart showing AR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $3.50 strike highlighted in orange:
Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMBC) options are showing a volume of 3,845 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 384,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 98.8% of AMBC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 389,065 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring February 19, 2021, with 1,001 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,100 underlying shares of AMBC. Below is a chart showing AMBC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:
And Linde plc (NYSE:LIN) saw options trading volume of 17,342 contracts, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares or approximately 94.1% of LIN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $150 strike call option expiring January 15, 2021, with 7,550 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 755,000 underlying shares of LIN. Below is a chart showing LIN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $150 strike highlighted in orange:
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