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9 Communication Services Stocks Showing Unusual Options Activity In Today's Session

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This unusual options alert can help traders track potentially big trading opportunities. Traders often look for circumstances when the market estimation of an option diverges away from its normal worth. Unusual trading activity could push option prices to hyperbolic or underperforming levels.

Here's the list of some unusual options activity happening in today's session:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
BIDU CALL SWEEP BEARISH 12/18/20 $200.00 $36.6K 2.1K 30.3K
T CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/15/21 $33.00 $53.3K 82.8K 26.4K
ZNGA CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/15/21 $9.00 $40.4K 95.9K 10.3K
TWTR CALL TRADE BULLISH 12/18/20 $52.50 $93.6K 8.1K 9.4K
SNAP CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/15/21 $55.00 $53.9K 13.6K 5.0K
ATVI CALL SWEEP BEARISH 12/18/20 $85.00 $175.8K 10.6K 1.2K
VZ CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/08/21 $59.00 $32.0K 58 1.1K
VOD PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/15/21 $17.00 $47.0K 1.1K 1.0K
DISH CALL SWEEP BULLISH 03/19/21 $35.00 $62.9K 18.2K 987

Explanation

These itemized elaboration has been created using the accompanying table.

• Regarding BIDU (NASDAQ:BIDU), we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 2 day(s) on December 18, 2020. A trader bought 202 contract(s) at a $200.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 4 different trades to become filled. The trader or institution spent $36.6K on this trade with a price of $181.0 per contract. There were 2104 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 30342 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding T (NYSE:T), we observe a call option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 30 day(s) on January 15, 2021. A trader bought 2653 contract(s) at a $33.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 39 different trades to become filled. The trader or institution spent $53.3K on this trade with a price of $20.0 per contract. There were 82806 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 26457 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding ZNGA (NASDAQ:ZNGA), we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 30 day(s) on January 15, 2021. A trader bought 569 contract(s) at a $9.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 25 different trades to become filled. The trader or institution spent $40.4K on this trade with a price of $71.0 per contract. There were 95954 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 10301 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For TWTR (NYSE:TWTR), we notice a call option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 2 day(s) on December 18, 2020. A trader bought 416 contract(s) at a $52.50 strike. The trader or institution spent $93.6K on this trade with a price of $225.0 per contract. There were 8178 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 9453 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For SNAP (NYSE:SNAP), we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 30 day(s) on January 15, 2021. A trader bought 325 contract(s) at a $55.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 5 different trades to become filled. The trader or institution spent $53.9K on this trade with a price of $166.0 per contract. There were 13624 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 5061 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding ATVI (NASDAQ:ATVI), we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 2 day(s) on December 18, 2020. A trader bought 592 contract(s) at a $85.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 72 different trades to become filled. The trader or institution spent $175.8K on this trade with a price of $297.0 per contract. There were 10693 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1232 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For VZ (NYSE:VZ), we notice a call option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 23 day(s) on January 8, 2021. A trader bought 200 contract(s) at a $59.00 strike. The trader or institution spent $32.0K on this trade with a price of $160.0 per contract. There were 58 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1110 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding VOD (NASDAQ:VOD), we observe a put option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 30 day(s) on January 15, 2021. A trader bought 1000 contract(s) at a $17.00 strike. The trader or institution spent $47.0K on this trade with a price of $47.0 per contract. There were 1147 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1002 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding DISH (NASDAQ:DISH), we observe a call option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 93 day(s) on March 19, 2021. A trader bought 204 contract(s) at a $35.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 17 different trades to become filled. The trader or institution spent $62.9K on this trade with a price of $310.0 per contract. There were 18296 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 987 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.

For more information, visit our Guide to Understanding Options Alerts or read more news on unusual options activity.

 

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