Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Apollo Education Group, Inc. (APOL, where a total of 1,489 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 148,900 underlying shares. That amounts to about 43.6% of APOL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 341,875 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017, with 238 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 23,800 underlying shares of APOL. Below is a chart showing APOL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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Stamps.com Inc. ( STMP saw options trading volume of 1,291 contracts, representing approximately 129,100 underlying shares or approximately 43.6% of STMP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 295,905 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $105 strike call option expiring November 18, 2016, with 300 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 30,000 underlying shares of STMP. Below is a chart showing STMP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $105 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Bob Evans Farms, Inc. ( BOBE saw options trading volume of 763 contracts, representing approximately 76,300 underlying shares or approximately 43.5% of BOBE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 175,360 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike put option expiring December 16, 2016, with 347 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 34,700 underlying shares of BOBE. Below is a chart showing BOBE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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