Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), where a total volume of 11,713 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 126.7% of HAS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 924,700 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $94 strike call option expiring February 26, 2021, with 2,671 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 267,100 underlying shares of HAS. Below is a chart showing HAS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $94 strike highlighted in orange:
Domtar Corp (NYSE:UFS) options are showing a volume of 8,311 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 831,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 125.1% of UFS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 664,590 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring February 19, 2021, with 5,253 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 525,300 underlying shares of UFS. Below is a chart showing UFS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:
And Welbilt Inc (NYSE:WBT) saw options trading volume of 14,345 contracts, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares or approximately 115.1% of WBT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $25 strike call option expiring January 21, 2022, with 4,028 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 402,800 underlying shares of WBT. Below is a chart showing WBT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:
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