Regarding the option trading activity among the components of the Russell 3000 index, there is notable activity today in Booking Holdings Inc (Symbol: BKNG), where a total volume of 19,159 contracts was traded so far today, a contract volume that is representative of approximately 1.9 million underlying shares (given that each contract represents 100 underlying shares). This number represents 362% of BKNG’s average daily trading volume in the past month, or 529,295 shares. Particularly high volume was observed for the $ 1,900 strike option expiring January 21, 2022, with 1,394 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 139,400 underlying shares of BKNG. Below is a chart showing BKNG’s twelve-month trading history, with the $ 1,900 strike highlighted in orange:
Tesla Inc (Ticker: TSLA) recorded an options trading volume of 598,396 contracts, representing approximately 59.8 million underlying shares or approximately 322% of TSLA’s average daily trading volume in the past month, or 18.6 million shares.
Particularly high volume was observed for the strike option of $ 820 expiring May 8, 2020, with 36,359 contracts traded to date today, representing approximately 3.6 million underlying shares of TSLA. Below is a graph showing TSLA’s twelve-month trading history, with the $ 820 strike highlighted in orange:
And the options of Amazon.com Inc (Symbol: AMZN) show a volume of 159,120 contracts to date. This number of contracts represents approximately 15.9 million underlying shares, representing a significant volume of 260.7% of the average daily trading volume of AMZN in the past month, or 6.1 million shares.
Particularly high volume was observed for the call option at $ 2,400 expiring May 8, 2020, with 8,227 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 822,700 underlying shares of AMZN. Below is a graph showing AMZN’s twelve month trading history, with the $ 2,400 strike highlighted in orange:
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