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
AAPL CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $136.00 $27.1K 16.2K 44.1K
MSFT CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $240.00 $42.4K 24.5K 13.1K
NVDA PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $172.50 $63.1K 299 11.8K
TSM PUT SWEEP BEARISH 03/17/23 $70.00 $44.9K 7.5K 4.8K
ORCL CALL SWEEP BEARISH 02/17/23 $90.00 $84.7K 4.2K 2.1K
RIOT CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $8.00 $32.7K 7.8K 1.8K
CRWD CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $103.00 $39.9K 530 1.7K
OKTA CALL TRADE BULLISH 02/10/23 $73.00 $415.4K 2 1.3K
MQ PUT SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $7.00 $28.0K 985 885
SQ CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $70.00 $123.3K 6.0K 722

Explanation

These itemized elaborations have been created using the accompanying table.

• For AAPL AAPL, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 3 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 175 contract(s) at a $136.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 8 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $27.1K, with a price of $155.0 per contract. There were 16293 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 44145 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding MSFT MSFT, we observe a call option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 3 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 200 contract(s) at a $240.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 7 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $42.4K, with a price of $212.0 per contract. There were 24515 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 13129 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding NVDA NVDA, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 3 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 263 contract(s) at a $172.50 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 $63.1K, with a price of $240.0 per contract. There were 299 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 11851 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For TSM TSM, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 59 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 1182 contract(s) at a $70.00 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 $44.9K, with a price of $38.0 per contract. There were 7534 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 4861 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For ORCL ORCL, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 31 day(s) on February 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 420 contract(s) at a $90.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 62 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $84.7K, with a price of $202.0 per contract. There were 4279 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2114 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For RIOT RIOT, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 150 day(s) on June 16, 2023. This event was a transfer of 301 contract(s) at a $8.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 9 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $32.7K, with a price of $109.0 per contract. There were 7836 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1851 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For CRWD CRWD, we notice a call option trade that happens to be neutral, expiring in 3 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 190 contract(s) at a $103.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $39.9K, with a price of $210.0 per contract. There were 530 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1744 contract(s) were bought and sold.

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• Regarding OKTA OKTA, we observe a call option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 24 day(s) on February 10, 2023. Parties traded 1340 contract(s) at a $73.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $415.4K, with a price of $310.0 per contract. There were 2 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1343 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MQ MQ, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 59 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 280 contract(s) at a $7.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 7 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $28.0K, with a price of $100.0 per contract. There were 985 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 885 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For SQ SQ, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 3 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 300 contract(s) at a $70.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 21 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $123.3K, with a price of $413.0 per contract. There were 6067 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 722 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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