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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Broadcom Inc , where a total of 107,808 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 10.8 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 341.7% of AVGO's average daily trading volume over the past month of 3.2 million shares.
Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Old National Bancorp , where a total volume of 5,014 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 501,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 58% of ONB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 864,845 shares.
Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in TerraForm Power Inc , where a total of 5,381 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 538,100 underlying shares. That amounts to about 82.9% of TERP's average daily trading volume over the past month of 649,470 shares.
In trading on Tuesday, shares of Value Line Inc crossed above their 200 day moving average of $23.09, changing hands as high as $23.56 per share. Value Line Inc shares are currently trading up about 5.7% on the day.
The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corp presently has a stellar rank, in the top 10% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.
Investors in Health Insurance Innovations Inc saw new options begin trading today, for the December 20th expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 276 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.
In trading on Tuesday, shares of First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund crossed above their 200 day moving average of $15.19, changing hands as high as $15.24 per share. First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund shares are currently trading up about 0.1% on the day.
Investors in ArQule Inc. saw new options begin trading today, for the June 21st expiration.
Investors in Clean Energy Fuels Corp saw new options begin trading this week, for the May 17th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the CLNE options chain for the new May 17th contracts and identified the following call contract of particular interest.
Investors in ORBCOMM Inc saw new options begin trading this week, for the May 17th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the ORBC options chain for the new May 17th contracts and identified the following call contract of particular interest.
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