Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Macerich Co (MAC - Get Report), where a total of 6,538 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 653,800 underlying shares. That amounts to about 44.9% of MAC's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring October 20, 2017, with 3,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 300,000 underlying shares of MAC. Below is a chart showing MAC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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Novelion Therapeutics Inc ( NVLN) options are showing a volume of 400 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 40,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.1% of NVLN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 92,815 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring December 15, 2017, with 400 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,000 underlying shares of NVLN. Below is a chart showing NVLN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Energous Corp ( WATT) saw options trading volume of 3,918 contracts, representing approximately 391,800 underlying shares or approximately 41.7% of WATT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 939,230 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike put option expiring September 15, 2017, with 727 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 72,700 underlying shares of WATT. Below is a chart showing WATT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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