Remarkable Thursday optional activity: MO, PFSI, TWTR


LIn terms of options trading activity among the constituents of the Russell 3000 Index, there was notable activity today in Altria Group Inc (Symbol: MO), where a total volume of 43,557 contracts was been traded so far today, a contract volume that is representative of approximately 4.4 million underlying shares (given that each contract represents 100 underlying shares). This number equates to 52.4% of MO’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 8.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $57.50 strike call option expiring May 6, 2022, with 20,365 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 2.0 million shares under underlying MO. Below is a chart showing MO’s 12-month trading history, with the $57.50 strike highlighted in orange:

PennyMac Financial Services Inc (ticker: PFSI) options are showing a volume of 3,783 contracts to date. This number of contracts represents approximately 378,300 underlying stocks, or 51.6% of PFSI’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 733,475 stocks. Particularly high volume was seen for the $45 strike put option expiring May 20, 2022, with 2,580 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 258,000 underlying PFSI shares. Below is a chart showing PFSI’s trading history over the past twelve months, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Twitter Inc’s options (ticker: TWTR) shows a volume of 468,558 contracts so far today. This number of contracts represents approximately 46.9 million underlying shares, or 50.6% of TWTR’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 92.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $51 strike call option expiring May 6, 2022, with 42,489 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 4.2 million underlying shares. from TWTR. Below is a chart showing TWTR’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $51 strike highlighted in orange:

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