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 often look for circumstances when the market estimation of an option diverges away from its normal worth. Abnormal amounts of trading activity could push option prices to hyperbolic or underperforming 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
AAPL PUT TRADE BULLISH 03/04/22 $165.00 $56.4K 14.9K 45.5K
INTC CALL SWEEP BEARISH 03/04/22 $46.50 $32.1K 2.1K 3.4K
CRM CALL SWEEP BEARISH 03/18/22 $230.00 $33.0K 9.0K 1.5K
KD CALL SWEEP BULLISH 06/17/22 $20.00 $38.8K 6.9K 1.1K
CRWD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 09/16/22 $250.00 $39.5K 1.8K 690
PYPL CALL SWEEP BULLISH 06/17/22 $130.00 $35.1K 2.4K 616
MSFT PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/17/22 $270.00 $41.8K 7.1K 570
AMD PUT TRADE BULLISH 03/04/22 $125.00 $35.8K 1.6K 525
DOCN CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 08/19/22 $70.00 $62.7K 381 443
APPS PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 09/16/22 $60.00 $285.0K 137 347

Explanation

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

• Regarding AAPL AAPL, we observe a put option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 3 day(s) on March 4, 2022. Parties traded 200 contract(s) at a $165.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $56.4K, with a price of $282.0 per contract. There were 14971 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 45525 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding INTC INTC, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 3 day(s) on March 4, 2022. Parties traded 422 contract(s) at a $46.50 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 24 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $32.1K, with a price of $76.0 per contract. There were 2118 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3451 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding CRM CRM, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 17 day(s) on March 18, 2022. Parties traded 75 contract(s) at a $230.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 12 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $33.0K, with a price of $440.0 per contract. There were 9065 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1584 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding KD KD, we observe a call option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 108 day(s) on June 17, 2022. Parties traded 1110 contract(s) at a $20.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 30 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $38.8K, with a price of $35.0 per contract. There were 6987 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1182 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding CRWD CRWD, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 199 day(s) on September 16, 2022. Parties traded 23 contract(s) at a $250.00 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 $39.5K, with a price of $1720.0 per contract. There were 1880 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 690 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding PYPL PYPL, we observe a call option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 108 day(s) on June 17, 2022. Parties traded 87 contract(s) at a $130.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 12 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $35.1K, with a price of $406.0 per contract. There were 2415 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 616 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MSFT MSFT, we notice a put option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 108 day(s) on June 17, 2022. This event was a transfer of 37 contract(s) at a $270.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $41.8K, with a price of $1130.0 per contract. There were 7166 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 570 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding AMD AMD, we observe a put option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 3 day(s) on March 4, 2022. Parties traded 40 contract(s) at a $125.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $35.8K, with a price of $897.0 per contract. There were 1605 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 525 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding DOCN DOCN, we observe a call option trade with neutral sentiment. It expires in 171 day(s) on August 19, 2022. Parties traded 55 contract(s) at a $70.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $62.7K, with a price of $1140.0 per contract. There were 381 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 443 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For APPS APPS, we notice a put option trade that happens to be neutral, expiring in 199 day(s) on September 16, 2022. This event was a transfer of 150 contract(s) at a $60.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $285.0K, with a price of $1900.0 per contract. There were 137 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 347 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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