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.

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
TEVA CALL SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $10.00 $25.6K 28.0K 9.6K
JSPR PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $2.50 $27.0K 2.1K 1.5K
ABBV CALL TRADE BULLISH 02/17/23 $175.00 $152.0K 4.1K 1.0K
AMGN PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/06/23 $265.00 $37.0K 89 929
MRK PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/06/23 $113.00 $93.3K 31 928
NVAX PUT SWEEP BEARISH 03/17/23 $15.00 $436.7K 2.2K 787
JNJ CALL SWEEP BEARISH 02/17/23 $180.00 $93.0K 5.1K 695
TMO PUT SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $500.00 $42.8K 278 267
ELAN CALL SWEEP BEARISH 02/17/23 $11.00 $40.6K 0 240
EXAS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 07/21/23 $50.00 $37.2K 74 100

Explanation

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

• For TEVA TEVA, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 72 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 267 contract(s) at a $10.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 20 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $25.6K, with a price of $96.0 per contract. There were 28057 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 9661 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding JSPR JSPR, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 16 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 387 contract(s) at a $2.50 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 $27.0K, with a price of $70.0 per contract. There were 2196 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1552 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For ABBV ABBV, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 44 day(s) on February 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 1000 contract(s) at a $175.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $152.0K, with a price of $152.0 per contract. There were 4150 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1079 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For AMGN AMGN, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 2 day(s) on January 6, 2023. This event was a transfer of 185 contract(s) at a $265.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 55 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $37.0K, with a price of $200.0 per contract. There were 89 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 929 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding MRK MRK, we observe a put option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 2 day(s) on January 6, 2023. Parties traded 898 contract(s) at a $113.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 65 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $93.3K, with a price of $103.0 per contract. There were 31 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 928 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding NVAX NVAX, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 72 day(s) on March 17, 2023. Parties traded 787 contract(s) at a $15.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 52 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $436.7K, with a price of $555.0 per contract. There were 2225 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 787 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For JNJ JNJ, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 44 day(s) on February 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 200 contract(s) at a $180.00 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 $93.0K, with a price of $465.0 per contract. There were 5123 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 695 contract(s) were bought and sold.

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• For TMO TMO, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 72 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 57 contract(s) at a $500.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 16 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $42.8K, with a price of $750.0 per contract. There were 278 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 267 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding ELAN ELAN, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 44 day(s) on February 17, 2023. Parties traded 200 contract(s) at a $11.00 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 $40.6K, with a price of $205.0 per contract. There were 0 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 240 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding EXAS EXAS, we observe a put option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 198 day(s) on July 21, 2023. Parties traded 40 contract(s) at a $50.00 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 $37.2K, with a price of $930.0 per contract. There were 74 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 100 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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