10 Information Technology 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.

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

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
NVDA CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/06/23 $145.00 $42.0K 3.1K 8.2K
SNOW PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/06/23 $135.00 $43.4K 1.3K 2.9K
SSYS CALL TRADE BULLISH 06/16/23 $17.50 $162.5K 1.0K 2.5K
AAPL CALL TRADE BEARISH 02/17/23 $130.00 $60.5K 24.4K 2.4K
MSFT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/13/23 $240.00 $56.1K 2.1K 964
IBM PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $145.00 $55.3K 10.0K 930
CRM CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $130.00 $110.0K 5.8K 781
QCOM CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $115.00 $43.0K 5.6K 633
ADI PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 02/17/23 $160.00 $27.2K 638 470
MA PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/06/23 $355.00 $31.8K 129 221

Explanation

These itemized elaborations have been created using the accompanying table.

• For NVDA NVDA, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 2 day(s) on January 6, 2023. This event was a transfer of 100 contract(s) at a $145.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $42.0K, with a price of $420.0 per contract. There were 3179 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 8218 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For SNOW SNOW, we notice a put option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 2 day(s) on January 6, 2023. This event was a transfer of 100 contract(s) at a $135.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $43.4K, with a price of $435.0 per contract. There were 1355 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2908 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding SSYS SSYS, we observe a call option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 163 day(s) on June 16, 2023. Parties traded 2500 contract(s) at a $17.50 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $162.5K, with a price of $65.0 per contract. There were 1028 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2500 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding AAPL AAPL, we observe a call option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 44 day(s) on February 17, 2023. Parties traded 100 contract(s) at a $130.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $60.5K, with a price of $605.0 per contract. There were 24425 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2451 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MSFT MSFT, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 9 day(s) on January 13, 2023. This event was a transfer of 48 contract(s) at a $240.00 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 $56.1K, with a price of $1170.0 per contract. There were 2191 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 964 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding IBM IBM, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 16 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 173 contract(s) at a $145.00 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 $55.3K, with a price of $320.0 per contract. There were 10085 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 930 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding CRM CRM, we observe a call option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 16 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 100 contract(s) at a $130.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $110.0K, with a price of $1100.0 per contract. There were 5890 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 781 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For QCOM QCOM, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 16 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 167 contract(s) at a $115.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 11 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $43.0K, with a price of $258.0 per contract. There were 5692 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 633 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding ADI ADI, we observe a put option trade with neutral sentiment. It expires in 44 day(s) on February 17, 2023. Parties traded 55 contract(s) at a $160.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $27.2K, with a price of $495.0 per contract. There were 638 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 470 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MA MA, we notice a put option trade that happens to be neutral, expiring in 2 day(s) on January 6, 2023. This event was a transfer of 100 contract(s) at a $355.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $31.8K, with a price of $318.0 per contract. There were 129 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 221 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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