Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Swift Transportation Co (SWFT), where a total volume of 52,864 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 5.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 264.4% of SWFT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $22 strike call option expiring November 18, 2016, with 13,529 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares of SWFT. Below is a chart showing SWFT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22 strike highlighted in orange:

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc ( BBW) saw options trading volume of 1,002 contracts, representing approximately 100,200 underlying shares or approximately 121.2% of BBW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 82,695 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike call option expiring December 16, 2016, with 501 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,100 underlying shares of BBW. Below is a chart showing BBW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Six Flags Entertainment Corp ( SIX) saw options trading volume of 10,168 contracts, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares or approximately 97.4% of SIX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike put option expiring November 18, 2016, with 7,551 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 755,100 underlying shares of SIX. Below is a chart showing SIX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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