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 6,284 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 628,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 73.3% of APOL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 857,780 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018, with 5,280 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 528,000 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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Seadrill Ltd ( SDRL saw options trading volume of 53,957 contracts, representing approximately 5.4 million underlying shares or approximately 61.5% of SDRL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $2 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018, with 6,166 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 616,600 underlying shares of SDRL. Below is a chart showing SDRL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2 strike highlighted in orange:

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And LendingTree Inc ( TREE saw options trading volume of 876 contracts, representing approximately 87,600 underlying shares or approximately 51.4% of TREE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 170,290 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $125 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017, with 400 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,000 underlying shares of TREE. Below is a chart showing TREE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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