10 Consumer Discretionary 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 Consumer Discretionary sector:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
TSLA CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 02/03/23 $175.00 $59.0K 24.9K 63.9K
W PUT TRADE BEARISH 05/19/23 $30.00 $2.7 million 1.0K 20.0K
VSCO PUT TRADE BEARISH 03/17/23 $40.00 $1.7 million 178 10.0K
BBBY PUT SWEEP BEARISH 03/17/23 $1.50 $414.1K 1.4K 6.4K
CCL PUT TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $10.00 $412.0K 17.4K 4.0K
AMZN PUT SWEEP BEARISH 02/17/23 $95.00 $135.0K 36.6K 2.2K
MGM CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $45.00 $301.0K 9.1K 600
DASH PUT SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $55.00 $100.0K 3.3K 256
TH CALL TRADE BEARISH 07/21/23 $10.00 $57.0K 900 250
BABA CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $110.00 $27.1K 10.6K 247

Explanation

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

• For TSLA TSLA, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be neutral, expiring in 2 day(s) on February 3, 2023. This event was a transfer of 144 contract(s) at a $175.00 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 $59.0K, with a price of $410.0 per contract. There were 24977 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 63977 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding W W, we observe a put option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 107 day(s) on May 19, 2023. Parties traded 20000 contract(s) at a $30.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $2.7 million, with a price of $138.0 per contract. There were 1067 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 20016 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding VSCO VSCO, we observe a put option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 44 day(s) on March 17, 2023. Parties traded 10000 contract(s) at a $40.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $1.7 million, with a price of $175.0 per contract. There were 178 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 10008 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding BBBY BBBY, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 44 day(s) on March 17, 2023. Parties traded 6381 contract(s) at a $1.50 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 9 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $414.1K, with a price of $65.0 per contract. There were 1422 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 6424 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding CCL CCL, we observe a put option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 135 day(s) on June 16, 2023. Parties traded 4000 contract(s) at a $10.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $412.0K, with a price of $103.0 per contract. There were 17492 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 4028 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding AMZN AMZN, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 16 day(s) on February 17, 2023. Parties traded 600 contract(s) at a $95.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 34 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $135.0K, with a price of $225.0 per contract. There were 36635 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2275 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MGM MGM, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 352 day(s) on January 19, 2024. This event was a transfer of 579 contract(s) at a $45.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 28 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $301.0K, with a price of $520.0 per contract. There were 9182 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 600 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding DASH DASH, we observe a put option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 44 day(s) on March 17, 2023. Parties traded 200 contract(s) at a $55.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 34 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $100.0K, with a price of $500.0 per contract. There were 3387 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 256 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding TH TH, we observe a call option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 170 day(s) on July 21, 2023. Parties traded 100 contract(s) at a $10.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $57.0K, with a price of $570.0 per contract. There were 900 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 250 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For BABA BABA, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 135 day(s) on June 16, 2023. This event was a transfer of 20 contract(s) at a $110.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $27.1K, with a price of $1355.0 per contract. There were 10615 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 247 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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