Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: RH, PLPM, HIG

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in RH (RH), where a total volume of 6,095 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 609,500 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 55.4% of RH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $90 strike call option expiring November 17, 2017, with 2,574 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 257,400 underlying shares of RH. Below is a chart showing RH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $90 strike highlighted in orange:

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Planet Payment, Inc. ( PLPM) saw options trading volume of 794 contracts, representing approximately 79,400 underlying shares or approximately 50.4% of PLPM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 157,600 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $5 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018, with 794 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 79,400 underlying shares of PLPM. Below is a chart showing PLPM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $5 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. ( HIG) saw options trading volume of 7,503 contracts, representing approximately 750,300 underlying shares or approximately 48% of HIG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike put option expiring October 27, 2017, with 2,101 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 210,100 underlying shares of HIG. Below is a chart showing HIG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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