Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Greif Inc (GEF - Get Report), where a total of 1,709 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 170,900 underlying shares. That amounts to about 96% of GEF's average daily trading volume over the past month of 178,040 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike call option expiring October 20, 2017, with 851 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 85,100 underlying shares of GEF. Below is a chart showing GEF's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. ( LJPC) options are showing a volume of 2,062 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 206,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 68.1% of LJPC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 302,685 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring December 15, 2017, with 2,026 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 202,600 underlying shares of LJPC. Below is a chart showing LJPC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc ( RYAM) options are showing a volume of 3,010 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 301,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 67.1% of RYAM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 448,765 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring October 20, 2017, with 1,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,000 underlying shares of RYAM. Below is a chart showing RYAM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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