Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: CSTE, PEGA, ADPT

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Caesarstone Ltd ( CSTE), where a total of 1,657 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 165,700 underlying shares. That amounts to about 127.4% of CSTE's average daily trading volume over the past month of 130,110 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring November 18, 2016, with 808 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 80,800 underlying shares of CSTE. Below is a chart showing CSTE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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Pegasystems Inc ( PEGA) options are showing a volume of 3,714 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 371,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 100.8% of PEGA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 368,570 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring November 18, 2016, with 2,202 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 220,200 underlying shares of PEGA. Below is a chart showing PEGA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Adeptus Health Inc ( ADPT) options are showing a volume of 3,494 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 349,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 85.5% of ADPT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 408,885 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $25 strike put option expiring November 18, 2016, with 2,227 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 222,700 underlying shares of ADPT. Below is a chart showing ADPT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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