Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR - Get Report), where a total of 83,169 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 8.3 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 82.7% of NBR's average daily trading volume over the past month of 10.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $8 strike put option expiring July 21, 2017, with 34,596 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares of NBR. Below is a chart showing NBR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $8 strike highlighted in orange:

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Fred's Inc. ( FRED) options are showing a volume of 4,594 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 459,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 81.9% of FRED's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 561,000 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $20 strike call option expiring October 20, 2017, with 3,071 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 307,100 underlying shares of FRED. Below is a chart showing FRED's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Signature Bank ( SBNY) options are showing a volume of 2,938 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 293,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 63.3% of SBNY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 464,295 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $135 strike put option expiring June 16, 2017, with 2,600 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 260,000 underlying shares of SBNY. Below is a chart showing SBNY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

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