Remarkable Tuesday optional activity: TA, CELH, MRK


LIn terms of options trading activity among the constituents of the Russell 3000 Index, there was notable activity today at TravelCenters of America Inc (Symbol: TA), where total volume of 764 contracts was been traded so far today, a volume of contracts that is representative of approximately 76,400 underlying shares (given that each contract represents 100 underlying shares). This number equates to 51.5% of TA’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 148,340 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring on December 16, 2022, with 236 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 23,600 underlying TA shares. Below is a chart showing TA’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

Celsius Holdings Inc (ticker: CELH) options are trading at 7,887 contracts so far today. This number of contracts represents approximately 788,700 underlying shares, or 50.9% of CELH’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 1.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $105 strike call option expiring on August 19, 2022, with 1,560 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 156,000 underlying shares of CELH. Below is a chart showing CELH’s trading history over the past twelve months, with the $105 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Merck & Co Inc Options (Symbol: MRK) is showing a volume of 42,873 contracts so far today. This number of contracts represents approximately 4.3 million underlying shares, or 50.4% of MRK’s average daily trading volume over the past month, or 8.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $85 strike put option expiring on August 19, 2022, with 5,366 contracts traded so far today, representing approximately 536,600 underlying MRK shares. Below is a chart showing MRK’s trading history over the last twelve months, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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