Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Select Comfort Corp (SCSS), where a total volume of 22,862 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 216.3% of SCSS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $33 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018, with 9,368 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 936,800 underlying shares of SCSS. Below is a chart showing SCSS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $33 strike highlighted in orange:

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Sears Holdings Corp ( SHLD) options are showing a volume of 20,523 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 145.2% of SHLD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $6 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018, with 2,678 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 267,800 underlying shares of SHLD. Below is a chart showing SHLD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $6 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Genesco Inc. ( GCO) options are showing a volume of 5,442 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 544,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 137.3% of GCO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 396,285 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring November 17, 2017, with 5,150 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 515,000 underlying shares of GCO. Below is a chart showing GCO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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