Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (MXWL), where a total of 1,055 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 105,500 underlying shares. That amounts to about 88% of MXWL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 119,890 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $5 strike put option expiring April 21, 2017, with 800 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 80,000 underlying shares of MXWL. Below is a chart showing MXWL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $5 strike highlighted in orange:

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc ( AERI) saw options trading volume of 3,147 contracts, representing approximately 314,700 underlying shares or approximately 88% of AERI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 357,760 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $45 strike call option expiring March 17, 2017, with 1,624 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 162,400 underlying shares of AERI. Below is a chart showing AERI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Tech Data Corp. ( TECD) options are showing a volume of 1,495 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 149,500 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 86.2% of TECD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 173,440 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $100 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017, with 615 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 61,500 underlying shares of TECD. Below is a chart showing TECD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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