Notable Wednesday Option Activity: BBW, WCG, BKS

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc ( BBW), where a total of 580 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 58,000 underlying shares. That amounts to about 47.2% of BBW's average daily trading volume over the past month of 122,880 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017, with 211 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 21,100 underlying shares of BBW. Below is a chart showing BBW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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WellCare Health Plans Inc ( WCG) options are showing a volume of 2,001 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 200,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.7% of WCG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 428,440 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $130 strike call option expiring November 18, 2016, with 388 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 38,800 underlying shares of WCG. Below is a chart showing WCG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $130 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Barnes & Noble Inc ( BKS) saw options trading volume of 2,100 contracts, representing approximately 210,000 underlying shares or approximately 45.9% of BKS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 457,340 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $10 strike put option expiring January 20, 2017, with 1,655 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 165,500 underlying shares of BKS. Below is a chart showing BKS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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