10 Financials 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 Financials sector:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
BAC CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/13/23 $34.00 $26.4K 11.2K 24.3K
JPM CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $140.00 $25.0K 28.2K 4.1K
WFC PUT TRADE BULLISH 04/21/23 $42.50 $28.9K 7.3K 2.9K
C CALL SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $50.00 $29.7K 31.8K 1.4K
AIG CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 02/24/23 $68.00 $62.5K 0 695
GS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $365.00 $67.2K 1.8K 401
BX PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/17/25 $80.00 $583.1K 1.2K 375
SI PUT TRADE BEARISH 05/19/23 $10.00 $84.0K 4.2K 341
COIN CALL SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $55.00 $54.1K 5.6K 310
UPST CALL SWEEP BULLISH 02/03/23 $18.50 $25.8K 88 220

Explanation

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

• For BAC BAC, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, is expiring today. Parties traded 400 contract(s) at a $34.00 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 $26.4K, with a price of $66.0 per contract. There were 11266 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 24340 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For JPM JPM, 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 84 contract(s) at a $140.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 32 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $25.0K, with a price of $300.0 per contract. There were 28284 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 4116 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For WFC WFC, we notice a put option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 98 day(s) on April 21, 2023. This event was a transfer of 136 contract(s) at a $42.50 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $28.9K, with a price of $213.0 per contract. There were 7355 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2988 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For C C, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 63 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 165 contract(s) at a $50.00 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 $29.7K, with a price of $180.0 per contract. There were 31896 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1407 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding AIG AIG, we observe a call option trade with neutral sentiment. It expires in 42 day(s) on February 24, 2023. Parties traded 695 contract(s) at a $68.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $62.5K, with a price of $90.0 per contract. There were 0 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 695 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding GS GS, we observe a put option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 7 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 217 contract(s) at a $365.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 30 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $67.2K, with a price of $310.0 per contract. There were 1835 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 401 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For BX BX, we notice a put option trade that happens to be neutral, expiring in 735 day(s) on January 17, 2025. This event was a transfer of 375 contract(s) at a $80.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $583.1K, with a price of $1555.0 per contract. There were 1230 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 375 contract(s) were bought and sold.

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• For SI SI, we notice a put option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 126 day(s) on May 19, 2023. This event was a transfer of 300 contract(s) at a $10.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $84.0K, with a price of $280.0 per contract. There were 4292 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 341 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For COIN COIN, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 63 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 95 contract(s) at a $55.00 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 $54.1K, with a price of $570.0 per contract. There were 5649 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 310 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For UPST UPST, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 21 day(s) on February 3, 2023. This event was a transfer of 215 contract(s) at a $18.50 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 14 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $25.8K, with a price of $120.0 per contract. There were 88 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 220 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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