Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp (BGFV - Get Report), where a total of 1,289 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 128,900 underlying shares. That amounts to about 51.8% of BGFV's average daily trading volume over the past month of 248,750 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike put option expiring March 18, 2016, with 708 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 70,800 underlying shares of BGFV. Below is a chart showing BGFV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Advaxis, Inc. ( ADXS) options are showing a volume of 3,153 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 315,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.7% of ADXS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 674,560 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018, with 3,008 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 300,800 underlying shares of ADXS. Below is a chart showing ADXS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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And American Vanguard Corp. ( AVD) saw options trading volume of 763 contracts, representing approximately 76,300 underlying shares or approximately 46.3% of AVD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 164,720 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike call option expiring March 18, 2016, with 760 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 76,000 underlying shares of AVD. Below is a chart showing AVD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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