Notable optional Thursday activity: WDC, GES, SNOW


LIn terms of options trading activity among the constituents of the Russell 3000 Index, there was notable activity today in Western Digital Corp (Symbol: WDC), where a total volume of 21,708 contracts was been traded so far today, a contract volume that is representative of approximately 2.2 million underlying shares (given that each contract represents 100 underlying shares). This number equates to 56.7% of WDC’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 3.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike put option expiring on January 20, 2023, with 2,507 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 250,700 underlying WDC shares. Below is a chart showing WDC’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

GUESS?, Inc. (Symbol: GES) recorded options trading volume of 4,921 contracts, representing approximately 492,100 underlying stocks or approximately 56.2% of GES’s average daily trading volume during the month last, or 875,745 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $25 strike call option expiring June 17, 2022, with 1,510 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 151,000 underlying GES shares. Below is a chart showing the trading history of GES over the last twelve months, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Snowflake Inc (ticker: SNOW) options have a volume of 28,712 contracts to date. This number of contracts represents approximately 2.9 million underlying shares, or 55.6% of SNOW’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 5.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $200 strike call option expiring April 29, 2022, with 5,418 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 541,800 underlying shares of SNOW. Below is a chart showing SNOW’s trading history over the past twelve months, with the $200 strike highlighted in orange:

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