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Notable Friday Option Activity: VIRT, Z, TBPH

By The Online Investor Staff, Friday, July 1, 3:40 PM ET

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Virtu Financial Inc - Class A (NASDAQ:VIRT), where a total of 11,848 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 60% of VIRT's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring September 16, 2022, with 5,855 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 585,500 underlying shares of VIRT. Below is a chart showing VIRT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

Zillow Group Inc (NASDAQ:Z) saw options trading volume of 25,510 contracts, representing approximately 2.6 million underlying shares or approximately 57.5% of Z's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $34.50 strike call option expiring July 08, 2022, with 6,369 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 636,900 underlying shares of Z. Below is a chart showing Z's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $34.50 strike highlighted in orange:

And Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBPH) options are showing a volume of 2,591 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 259,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 57.4% of TBPH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 451,625 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $12.50 strike call option expiring September 16, 2022, with 2,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,000 underlying shares of TBPH. Below is a chart showing TBPH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $12.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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