Notable Thursday Option Activity: CHRW, ESIO, HIIQ

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW), where a total of 8,901 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 890,100 underlying shares. That amounts to about 78.1% of CHRW's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $100 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018, with 4,016 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 401,600 underlying shares of CHRW. Below is a chart showing CHRW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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Electro Scientific Industries Inc ( ESIO) options are showing a volume of 6,762 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 676,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 77.5% of ESIO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 871,990 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $25 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018, with 1,926 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 192,600 underlying shares of ESIO. Below is a chart showing ESIO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $25 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Health Insurance Innovations Inc ( HIIQ) saw options trading volume of 2,803 contracts, representing approximately 280,300 underlying shares or approximately 75.7% of HIIQ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 370,415 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $22.50 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018, with 1,002 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,200 underlying shares of HIIQ. Below is a chart showing HIIQ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $22.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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