10 Information Technology Stocks With Whale Alerts 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 Information Technology sector:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
AAPL CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 12/16/22 $135.00 $27.0K 22.7K 30.2K
RIOT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 12/23/22 $4.00 $28.7K 4.3K 5.7K
MSFT CALL SWEEP BEARISH 12/23/22 $245.00 $77.0K 1.9K 5.0K
PYPL PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $110.00 $36.9K 1.7K 3.4K
NVDA PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 02/17/23 $160.00 $25.6K 6.0K 2.4K
PSTG PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $30.00 $36.0K 21 1.9K
FSLR PUT SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $110.00 $35.2K 2.8K 829
CSCO PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 02/17/23 $45.00 $25.4K 422 539
ADBE CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $345.00 $34.5K 1.0K 536
SQ PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 12/16/22 $70.00 $86.4K 1.8K 515

Explanation

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

• For AAPL AAPL, we notice a call option trade that happens to be neutral, is expiring today. Parties traded 540 contract(s) at a $135.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $27.0K, with a price of $50.0 per contract. There were 22736 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 30258 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding RIOT RIOT, we observe a put option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 7 day(s) on December 23, 2022. Parties traded 700 contract(s) at a $4.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 14 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $28.7K, with a price of $41.0 per contract. There were 4378 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 5731 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MSFT MSFT, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 7 day(s) on December 23, 2022. This event was a transfer of 200 contract(s) at a $245.00 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 $77.0K, with a price of $385.0 per contract. There were 1962 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 5020 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding PYPL PYPL, we observe a put option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 35 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 9 contract(s) at a $110.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $36.9K, with a price of $4110.0 per contract. There were 1773 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3477 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding NVDA NVDA, we observe a put option trade with neutral sentiment. It expires in 63 day(s) on February 17, 2023. Parties traded 22 contract(s) at a $160.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $25.6K, with a price of $1165.0 per contract. There were 6067 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2449 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding PSTG PSTG, we observe a put option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 182 day(s) on June 16, 2023. Parties traded 88 contract(s) at a $30.00 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 $36.0K, with a price of $410.0 per contract. There were 21 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1931 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For FSLR FSLR, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 91 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 161 contract(s) at a $110.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 19 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $35.2K, with a price of $219.0 per contract. There were 2836 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 829 contract(s) were bought and sold.

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• Regarding CSCO CSCO, we observe a put option sweep with neutral sentiment. It expires in 63 day(s) on February 17, 2023. Parties traded 200 contract(s) at a $45.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 3 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $25.4K, with a price of $127.0 per contract. There were 422 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 539 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding ADBE ADBE, we observe a call option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 35 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 25 contract(s) at a $345.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $34.5K, with a price of $1380.0 per contract. There were 1041 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 536 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For SQ SQ, we notice a put option trade that happens to be neutral, is expiring today. Parties traded 100 contract(s) at a $70.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $86.4K, with a price of $864.0 per contract. There were 1844 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 515 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.

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

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