Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY), where a total volume of 19,724 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 346.9% of SBNY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 568,645 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike call option expiring September 17, 2021, with 9,600 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 960,000 underlying shares of SBNY. Below is a chart showing SBNY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:
Adverum Biotechnologies Inc (NASDAQ:ADVM) saw options trading volume of 21,942 contracts, representing approximately 2.2 million underlying shares or approximately 247.7% of ADVM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 885,765 shares.
Particularly high volume was seen for the $5 strike call option expiring May 21, 2021, with 5,135 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 513,500 underlying shares of ADVM. Below is a chart showing ADVM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $5 strike highlighted in orange:
And Ellington Financial Inc (NYSE:EFC) options are showing a volume of 10,847 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 224.9% of EFC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 482,370 shares.
Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring May 21, 2021, with 5,600 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 560,000 underlying shares of EFC. Below is a chart showing EFC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:
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