Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp (NYMX - Get Report), where a total of 2,567 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 256,700 underlying shares. That amounts to about 106.6% of NYMX's average daily trading volume over the past month of 240,730 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $4 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019, with 600 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 60,000 underlying shares of NYMX. Below is a chart showing NYMX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $4 strike highlighted in orange:

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tronc Inc ( TRNC) saw options trading volume of 624 contracts, representing approximately 62,400 underlying shares or approximately 80.8% of TRNC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 77,230 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $20 strike put option expiring March 16, 2018, with 226 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 22,600 underlying shares of TRNC. Below is a chart showing TRNC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $20 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Ashland Global Holdings Inc ( ASH) options are showing a volume of 4,183 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 418,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 80.2% of ASH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 521,795 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $70 strike put option expiring February 16, 2018, with 1,292 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 129,200 underlying shares of ASH. Below is a chart showing ASH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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