Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in W.P. Carey Inc (WPC), where a total of 2,932 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 293,200 underlying shares. That amounts to about 67.3% of WPC's average daily trading volume over the past month of 435,360 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring July 21, 2017, with 1,424 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 142,400 underlying shares of WPC. Below is a chart showing WPC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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Cato Corp. ( CATO) options are showing a volume of 2,847 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 284,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 64.7% of CATO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 440,235 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring October 20, 2017, with 2,255 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 225,500 underlying shares of CATO. Below is a chart showing CATO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc ( ALDR) saw options trading volume of 5,975 contracts, representing approximately 597,500 underlying shares or approximately 64.1% of ALDR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 932,435 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike call option expiring July 21, 2017, with 1,010 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 101,000 underlying shares of ALDR. Below is a chart showing ALDR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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