Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc (RRTS - Get Report), where a total of 3,532 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 353,200 underlying shares. That amounts to about 91.2% of RRTS's average daily trading volume over the past month of 387,405 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $5 strike put option expiring October 20, 2017, with 3,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 350,000 underlying shares of RRTS. Below is a chart showing RRTS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $5 strike highlighted in orange:

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Level 3 Communications, Inc. ( LVLT) options are showing a volume of 19,816 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 85.4% of LVLT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike put option expiring March 17, 2017, with 9,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 950,000 underlying shares of LVLT. Below is a chart showing LVLT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Bristow Group Inc ( BRS) saw options trading volume of 5,962 contracts, representing approximately 596,200 underlying shares or approximately 77.7% of BRS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 766,970 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike put option expiring June 16, 2017, with 3,170 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 317,000 underlying shares of BRS. Below is a chart showing BRS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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