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 PUT TRADE BEARISH 06/21/24 $37.00 $37.2K 3.4K 3.1K
FRC CALL SWEEP BEARISH 03/24/23 $16.00 $25.0K 2.0K 2.3K
SOFI PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $5.00 $26.8K 49.2K 1.8K
WFC CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $25.00 $28.7K 599 1.2K
BX CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $95.00 $64.9K 1.3K 1.1K
GS CALL SWEEP BULLISH 03/24/23 $320.00 $36.9K 1.0K 1.1K
FHN PUT SWEEP BEARISH 04/21/23 $10.00 $34.1K 132 1.0K
COIN PUT TRADE BULLISH 04/21/23 $85.00 $33.7K 876 763
USB PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/15/23 $30.00 $49.0K 1.0K 443
JPM CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 09/15/23 $135.00 $58.5K 8.0K 325

Explanation

These itemized elaborations have been created using the accompanying table.

• Regarding BAC BAC, we observe a put option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 457 day(s) on June 21, 2024. Parties traded 40 contract(s) at a $37.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $37.2K, with a price of $930.0 per contract. There were 3402 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3186 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For FRC FRC, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 2 day(s) on March 24, 2023. This event was a transfer of 125 contract(s) at a $16.00 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 $25.0K, with a price of $200.0 per contract. There were 2058 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2384 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding SOFI SOFI, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 86 day(s) on June 16, 2023. Parties traded 624 contract(s) at a $5.00 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 $26.8K, with a price of $43.0 per contract. There were 49220 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1893 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For WFC WFC, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 303 day(s) on January 19, 2024. This event was a transfer of 20 contract(s) at a $25.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 4 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $28.7K, with a price of $1435.0 per contract. There were 599 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1215 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding BX BX, we observe a call option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 303 day(s) on January 19, 2024. Parties traded 68 contract(s) at a $95.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $64.9K, with a price of $955.0 per contract. There were 1393 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1182 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding GS GS, we observe a call option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 2 day(s) on March 24, 2023. Parties traded 100 contract(s) at a $320.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 12 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $36.9K, with a price of $368.0 per contract. There were 1056 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1109 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For FHN FHN, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 30 day(s) on April 21, 2023. This event was a transfer of 682 contract(s) at a $10.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 47 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $34.1K, with a price of $50.0 per contract. There were 132 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1084 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding COIN COIN, we observe a put option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 30 day(s) on April 21, 2023. Parties traded 30 contract(s) at a $85.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $33.7K, with a price of $1124.0 per contract. There were 876 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 763 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For USB USB, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 177 day(s) on September 15, 2023. This event was a transfer of 265 contract(s) at a $30.00 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 $49.0K, with a price of $185.0 per contract. There were 1045 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 443 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For JPM JPM, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be neutral, expiring in 177 day(s) on September 15, 2023. This event was a transfer of 75 contract(s) at a $135.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 4 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $58.5K, with a price of $780.0 per contract. There were 8060 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 325 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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