10 Health Care Stocks Whale Activity In Today's Session

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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 Health Care sector:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
MRNA PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 12/16/22 $160.00 $44.0K 2.5K 2.4K
HZNP PUT TRADE BEARISH 05/19/23 $85.00 $160.0K 270 2.2K
PFE CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $52.50 $33.2K 43.8K 1.7K
AXSM CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $30.00 $103.0K 114 703
PRVB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $7.50 $29.0K 5.0K 150
UNH CALL TRADE BULLISH 03/17/23 $620.00 $53.6K 480 113
LLY PUT TRADE BULLISH 12/16/22 $362.50 $37.4K 205 86
THC CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $40.00 $27.4K 2.8K 52
ILMN CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/13/23 $205.00 $54.4K 0 50
A CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $150.00 $29.3K 644 32

Explanation

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

• Regarding MRNA MRNA, we observe a put option sweep with neutral sentiment. It expires in 4 day(s) on December 16, 2022. Parties traded 100 contract(s) at a $160.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 5 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $44.0K, with a price of $440.0 per contract. There were 2579 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2498 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For HZNP HZNP, we notice a put option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 158 day(s) on May 19, 2023. This event was a transfer of 2000 contract(s) at a $85.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $160.0K, with a price of $80.0 per contract. There were 270 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2230 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For PFE PFE, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 39 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 197 contract(s) at a $52.50 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $33.2K, with a price of $169.0 per contract. There were 43887 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1737 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding AXSM AXSM, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 403 day(s) on January 19, 2024. Parties traded 20 contract(s) at a $30.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 3 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $103.0K, with a price of $5150.0 per contract. There were 114 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 703 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding PRVB PRVB, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 39 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 135 contract(s) at a $7.50 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 3 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $29.0K, with a price of $215.0 per contract. There were 5059 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 150 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding UNH UNH, we observe a call option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 95 day(s) on March 17, 2023. Parties traded 113 contract(s) at a $620.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $53.6K, with a price of $475.0 per contract. There were 480 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 113 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For LLY LLY, we notice a put option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 4 day(s) on December 16, 2022. This event was a transfer of 64 contract(s) at a $362.50 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $37.4K, with a price of $585.0 per contract. There were 205 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 86 contract(s) were bought and sold.

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• Regarding THC THC, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 39 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 49 contract(s) at a $40.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 5 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $27.4K, with a price of $558.0 per contract. There were 2849 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 52 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding ILMN ILMN, we observe a call option sweep with neutral sentiment. It expires in 32 day(s) on January 13, 2023. Parties traded 40 contract(s) at a $205.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 4 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $54.4K, with a price of $1360.0 per contract. There were 0 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 50 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For A A, we notice a call option trade that happens to be neutral, expiring in 39 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 30 contract(s) at a $150.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $29.3K, with a price of $977.0 per contract. There were 644 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 32 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 about unusual options activity.

This article was generated by Benzinga's automated content engine and reviewed by an editor.

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