Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD - Get Report), where a total of 10,655 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 41.4% of BKD's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $11 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018, with 5,954 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 595,400 underlying shares of BKD. Below is a chart showing BKD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $11 strike highlighted in orange:

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Wesco International, Inc. ( WCC options are showing a volume of 1,598 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 159,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.3% of WCC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 386,945 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $70 strike put option expiring February 16, 2018, with 1,015 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 101,500 underlying shares of WCC. Below is a chart showing WCC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $70 strike highlighted in orange:

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And MGP Ingredients Inc ( MGPI saw options trading volume of 616 contracts, representing approximately 61,600 underlying shares or approximately 40.6% of MGPI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 151,900 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $90 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018, with 157 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 15,700 underlying shares of MGPI. Below is a chart showing MGPI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $90 strike highlighted in orange:

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