Notable Tuesday Option Activity: AEL, SMG, KSS


Among the underlying constituents of the Russell 3000 Index, we saw remarkable options trading volume today in American Equity Investment Life Holding Co (ticker: AEL), where a total of 2,162 contracts were traded so far, representing approximately 216,200 underlying stocks. This equates to around 53.8% of AEL’s average daily trading volume over the past month of 402,225 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring November 18, 2022, with 941 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 94,100 underlying AEL shares. Below is a chart showing AEL’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:


Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (Symbol: SMG) recorded options trading volume of 5,528 contracts, representing approximately 552,800 underlying stocks or approximately 53.6% of SMG’s average daily trading volume during the month last, or 1.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring November 18, 2022, with 1,029 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 102,900 underlying SMG shares. Below is a chart showing SMG’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Kohl’s Corp. (Symbol: KSS) recorded options trading volume of 17,096 contracts, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares, or approximately 51.6% of KSS’s average daily trading volume during the month last, or 3.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $28.50 strike put option expiring November 11, 2022, with 3,120 contracts traded to date, representing approximately 312,000 underlying KSS shares. Below is a chart showing the trading history of KSS over the last twelve months, with the $28.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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