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 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
AMD CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $71.00 $25.6K 6.8K 10.2K
NVDA PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/13/23 $167.50 $38.1K 926 5.9K
ZM PUT TRADE BEARISH 03/17/23 $50.00 $34.8K 6.8K 5.4K
AAPL CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $140.00 $545.2K 30.7K 3.7K
ZS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $100.00 $40.1K 1.4K 3.5K
QCOM CALL TRADE BEARISH 03/17/23 $100.00 $2.2 million 5.4K 1.0K
MARA CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 06/16/23 $4.00 $31.4K 2.3K 514
DELL CALL SWEEP BEARISH 02/24/23 $41.00 $27.1K 500 417
TACT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 04/21/23 $7.50 $26.6K 1.3K 343
TXN CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $180.00 $29.1K 6.3K 307

Explanation

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

• Regarding AMD AMD, we observe a call option trade with neutral sentiment. It expires in 7 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 200 contract(s) at a $71.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $25.6K, with a price of $128.0 per contract. There were 6803 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 10239 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For NVDA NVDA, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bullish, is expiring today. Parties traded 278 contract(s) at a $167.50 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 17 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $38.1K, with a price of $137.0 per contract. There were 926 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 5979 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For ZM ZM, we notice a put option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 63 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 300 contract(s) at a $50.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $34.8K, with a price of $116.0 per contract. There were 6855 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 5448 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For AAPL AAPL, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 154 day(s) on June 16, 2023. This event was a transfer of 649 contract(s) at a $140.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 13 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $545.2K, with a price of $840.0 per contract. There were 30702 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3742 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding ZS ZS, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 7 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 574 contract(s) at a $100.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 18 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $40.1K, with a price of $70.0 per contract. There were 1431 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3562 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding QCOM QCOM, we observe a call option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 63 day(s) on March 17, 2023. Parties traded 1000 contract(s) at a $100.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $2.2 million, with a price of $2260.0 per contract. There were 5429 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1000 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding MARA MARA, we observe a call option trade with neutral sentiment. It expires in 154 day(s) on June 16, 2023. Parties traded 77 contract(s) at a $4.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $31.4K, with a price of $408.0 per contract. There were 2337 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 514 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding DELL DELL, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 42 day(s) on February 24, 2023. Parties traded 217 contract(s) at a $41.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 53 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $27.1K, with a price of $125.0 per contract. There were 500 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 417 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding TACT TACT, we observe a put option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 98 day(s) on April 21, 2023. Parties traded 314 contract(s) at a $7.50 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 8 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $26.6K, with a price of $85.0 per contract. There were 1310 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 343 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For TXN TXN, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 7 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 225 contract(s) at a $180.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 6 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $29.1K, with a price of $129.0 per contract. There were 6365 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 307 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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