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 6,214 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 621,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 71.7% of APOL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 867,220 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017, with 2,979 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 297,900 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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ExOne Co. ( XONE) options are showing a volume of 1,026 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 102,600 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 70.3% of XONE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 145,985 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring January 20, 2017, with 480 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 48,000 underlying shares of XONE. Below is a chart showing XONE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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And VirnetX Holding Corp ( VHC) saw options trading volume of 1,970 contracts, representing approximately 197,000 underlying shares or approximately 67% of VHC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 293,960 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $4 strike call option expiring February 17, 2017, with 560 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 56,000 underlying shares of VHC. Below is a chart showing VHC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $4 strike highlighted in orange:

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