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 will search for circumstances when the market estimation of an option diverges heavily from its normal worth. High amounts of trading activity could push option prices to exaggerated or underestimated levels.

Here's the list of options activity happening in today's session:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
TSLA PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 06/16/23 $160.00 $47.7K 13.2K 8.9K
MBLY CALL TRADE BEARISH 05/19/23 $40.00 $25.5K 5.4K 2.0K
SBUX CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $120.00 $45.6K 4.8K 1.8K
CHGG CALL TRADE BULLISH 05/19/23 $20.00 $50.0K 2.0K 1.3K
MCD CALL SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $290.00 $75.7K 4.1K 608
CMG CALL TRADE BULLISH 05/19/23 $2120.00 $98.0K 735 187
ULTA CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/12/23 $542.50 $79.0K 10 166
MAR CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $185.00 $35.3K 367 164
GM CALL TRADE BEARISH 10/20/23 $32.00 $60.5K 44 139
LVS PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $75.00 $41.5K 118 134

Explanation

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

• Regarding TSLA TSLA, we observe a put option trade with neutral sentiment. It expires in 46 day(s) on June 16, 2023. Parties traded 50 contract(s) at a $160.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $47.7K, with a price of $955.0 per contract. There were 13201 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 8909 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding MBLY MBLY, we observe a call option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 18 day(s) on May 19, 2023. Parties traded 300 contract(s) at a $40.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $25.5K, with a price of $85.0 per contract. There were 5467 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2034 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For SBUX SBUX, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 46 day(s) on June 16, 2023. This event was a transfer of 203 contract(s) at a $120.00 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 $45.6K, with a price of $225.0 per contract. There were 4854 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1830 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For CHGG CHGG, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 18 day(s) on May 19, 2023. This event was a transfer of 1000 contract(s) at a $20.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $50.0K, with a price of $50.0 per contract. There were 2025 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1368 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MCD MCD, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 46 day(s) on June 16, 2023. This event was a transfer of 65 contract(s) at a $290.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 17 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $75.7K, with a price of $1168.0 per contract. There were 4175 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 608 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding CMG CMG, we observe a call option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 18 day(s) on May 19, 2023. Parties traded 53 contract(s) at a $2120.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $98.0K, with a price of $1850.0 per contract. There were 735 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 187 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding ULTA ULTA, we observe a call option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 11 day(s) on May 12, 2023. Parties traded 152 contract(s) at a $542.50 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 38 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $79.0K, with a price of $520.0 per contract. There were 10 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 166 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MAR MAR, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 263 day(s) on January 19, 2024. This event was a transfer of 26 contract(s) at a $185.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $35.3K, with a price of $1360.0 per contract. There were 367 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 164 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding GM GM, we observe a call option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 172 day(s) on October 20, 2023. Parties traded 133 contract(s) at a $32.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $60.5K, with a price of $455.0 per contract. There were 44 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 139 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For LVS LVS, we notice a put option trade that happens to be neutral, expiring in 263 day(s) on January 19, 2024. This event was a transfer of 33 contract(s) at a $75.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $41.5K, with a price of $1260.0 per contract. There were 118 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 134 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.

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