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Notable Thursday Optional Activity: GNRC, QLYS, JNJ


LIn terms of options trading activity among constituents of the Russell 3000 Index, there was notable activity today at Generac Holdings Inc (Symbol: GNRC), where a total volume of 3,685 contracts was traded so far today, a volume of contracts that is representative of approximately 368,500 underlying shares (given that each contract represents 100 underlying shares). This number equates to 53.1% of GNRC’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 694,045 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $320 strike call option expiring May 20, 2022, with 492 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 49,200 underlying GNRC shares. Below is a graph showing GNRC’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $320 strike highlighted in orange:

Qualys, Inc. (Symbol: QLYS) recorded options trading volume of 1,963 contracts, representing approximately 196,300 underlying stocks or approximately 51.6% of QLYS’s average daily trading volume over the past month , i.e. 380,135 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $135 strike call option expiring April 14, 2022, with 930 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 93,000 underlying shares of QLYS. Below is a chart showing QLYS’ trading history over the last twelve months, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Johnson & Johnson Options (ticker: JNJ) has a volume of 37,018 contracts so far today. This number of contracts represents approximately 3.7 million underlying shares, or 51.1% of JNJ’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 7.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $180 strike call option expiring April 14, 2022, with 7,482 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 748,200 underlying JNJ shares. Below is a chart showing JNJ’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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