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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: AWH, EA, KO

by www.forbes.com
Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG (NYSE: AWH), where a total of 2,884 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 288,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 50.5% of AWH's average daily trading volume over the past month of 570,655 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017, with 2,787 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 278,700 underlying shares of AWH. Below is a chart showing AWH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:
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