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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: REGN, SBH, WRLD

By The Online Investor Staff, Wednesday, January 20, 3:25 PM ET

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN), where a total of 6,227 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 622,700 underlying shares. That amounts to about 65.7% of REGN's average daily trading volume over the past month of 948,035 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $490 strike put option expiring January 29, 2021, with 337 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 33,700 underlying shares of REGN. Below is a chart showing REGN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $490 strike highlighted in orange:

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc (NYSE:SBH) options are showing a volume of 8,063 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 806,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 64.6% of SBH's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $17.50 strike call option expiring February 19, 2021, with 4,047 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 404,700 underlying shares of SBH. Below is a chart showing SBH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $17.50 strike highlighted in orange:

And World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) options are showing a volume of 523 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 52,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 63.8% of WRLD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 82,015 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $100 strike put option expiring April 16, 2021, with 125 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 12,500 underlying shares of WRLD. Below is a chart showing WRLD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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