Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Express Inc (EXPR - Get Report), where a total of 16,903 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 44.8% of EXPR's average daily trading volume over the past month of 3.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $8 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018, with 7,096 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 709,600 underlying shares of EXPR. Below is a chart showing EXPR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $8 strike highlighted in orange:

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Shutterstock Inc ( SSTK) options are showing a volume of 740 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 74,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.6% of SSTK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 166,055 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $45 strike put option expiring January 19, 2018, with 500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 50,000 underlying shares of SSTK. Below is a chart showing SSTK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Morgan Stanley ( MS) options are showing a volume of 32,328 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 44.1% of MS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $53.50 strike put option expiring January 12, 2018, with 3,093 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 309,300 underlying shares of MS. Below is a chart showing MS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $53.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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