10 Information Technology Stocks Whale Activity In Today’s Session

This whale alert can help traders discover the next big trading opportunities.

Whales are entities with large sums of money and we track their transactions here at Benzinga on our options activity scanner.

Traders will search for circumstances when the market estimation of an option diverges heavily from its normal worth. High amounts of trading activity could push option prices to exaggerated or underestimated levels.

Below are some instances of options activity happening in the Information Technology sector:














Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
MARA CALL SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $15.00 $36.5K 6.9K 77.4K
SNOW CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/27/23 $155.00 $28.0K 1.1K 7.4K
AAPL CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $150.00 $847.0K 27.7K 2.1K
V CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/27/23 $235.00 $69.8K 1.8K 2.0K
AMD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 02/17/23 $85.00 $34.3K 10.5K 1.3K
XRX CALL SWEEP BULLISH 02/17/23 $17.00 $87.1K 2.9K 803
CALX CALL SWEEP BULLISH 02/17/23 $60.00 $244.7K 242 648
MSFT PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/15/23 $225.00 $54.5K 5.3K 421
MA CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/27/23 $390.00 $56.2K 1.3K 335
PYPL PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/15/23 $82.50 $87.2K 171 300

Explanation

These bullet-by-bullet explanations have been constructed using the accompanying table.

• Regarding MARA MARA, we observe a call option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 52 day(s) on March 17, 2023. Parties traded 430 contract(s) at a $15.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 18 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $36.5K, with a price of $85.0 per contract. There were 6941 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 77496 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding SNOW SNOW, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 3 day(s) on January 27, 2023. Parties traded 184 contract(s) at a $155.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 7 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $28.0K, with a price of $153.0 per contract. There were 1176 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 7494 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding AAPL AAPL, we observe a call option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 360 day(s) on January 19, 2024. Parties traded 550 contract(s) at a $150.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $847.0K, with a price of $1540.0 per contract. There were 27741 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2176 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For V V, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 3 day(s) on January 27, 2023. This event was a transfer of 862 contract(s) at a $235.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 47 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $69.8K, with a price of $81.0 per contract. There were 1814 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2068 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding AMD AMD, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 24 day(s) on February 17, 2023. Parties traded 350 contract(s) at a $85.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 10 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $34.3K, with a price of $98.0 per contract. There were 10525 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1366 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding XRX XRX, we observe a call option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 24 day(s) on February 17, 2023. Parties traded 792 contract(s) at a $17.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 31 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $87.1K, with a price of $110.0 per contract. There were 2913 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 803 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For CALX CALX, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 24 day(s) on February 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 644 contract(s) at a $60.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 42 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $244.7K, with a price of $380.0 per contract. There were 242 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 648 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MSFT MSFT, we notice a put option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 234 day(s) on September 15, 2023. This event was a transfer of 44 contract(s) at a $225.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $54.5K, with a price of $1240.0 per contract. There were 5395 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 421 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MA MA, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 3 day(s) on January 27, 2023. This event was a transfer of 216 contract(s) at a $390.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 27 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $56.2K, with a price of $264.0 per contract. There were 1334 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 335 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding PYPL PYPL, we observe a put option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 234 day(s) on September 15, 2023. Parties traded 79 contract(s) at a $82.50 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 4 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $87.2K, with a price of $1105.0 per contract. There were 171 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 300 contract(s) were bought and sold.

Options Alert Terminology

Call Contracts: The right to buy shares as indicated in the contract.

Put Contracts: The right to sell shares as indicated in the contract.

Expiration Date: When the contract expires. One must act on the contract by this date if one wants to use it.

Premium/Option Price: The price of the contract.

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