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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: JPM, DATA, SYMC

by www.forbes.com
Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM), where a total volume of 63,839 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 6.4 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 40.8% of JPM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 15.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $65 strike put option expiring December 16, 2016, with 22,455 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.2 million underlying shares of JPM. Below is a chart showing JPM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:
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