Options https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/16784 en Fertilizer Monthly Update – August 2020 https://www.benzinga.com/markets/futures/20/08/17057039/fertilizer-monthly-update-august-2020 <p>See the latest happenings in the Fertilizer swaps and futures markets offered by CME Group, including volume and open interest updates.</p> <p><img alt="august-fertilizer-report-fig01.jpg" src="https://cdn.benzinga.com/files/u91860/august-fertilizer-report-fig01.jpg" style="height:556px; width:800px" /></p> <p><img alt="august-fertilizer-report-fig02.jpg" src="https://cdn.benzinga.com/files/u91860/august-fertilizer-report-fig02.jpg" style="height:556px; width:800px" /></p> <p><em>To learn more about futures and options, go to Benzinga&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.benzinga.com/education/cme-group/courses">futures and options education</a> resource.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Helping the World Advance: CME Group comprises of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). Further information on each exchange&#39;s rules and product listings can be found by clicking on the links to CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX.</em></p> <p><em>Exchange traded and Over-The-Counter (OTC) derivatives are not suitable for all investors, and involve the risk of loss. Exchange traded and ...</em></p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/futures/20/08/17057039/fertilizer-monthly-update-august-2020 alt=Fertilizer Monthly Update – August 2020>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> fertilizer Futures Options Markets Futures Options Markets Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:12:45 +0000 CME Group 17057039 at https://www.benzinga.com Understanding Dynavax Technologies's Unusual Options Activity https://www.benzinga.com/general/health-care/20/08/17056548/understanding-dynavax-technologiess-unusual-options-activity <p>Shares of <strong>Dynavax Technologies</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/dvax#NASDAQ">DVAX</a>) saw some unusual options activity on Wednesday. Following the unusual option alert, the stock price moved down to $6.79.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BEARISH</li> <li>Option Type: TRADE</li> <li>Trade Type: CALL</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2020-08-21</li> <li>Strike Price: $8.00</li> <li>Volume: 5484</li> <li>Open Interest: 1601</li> </ul> <h2>3 Signs of Unusual Options Activity</h2> <p>Extraordinarily large volume is one indication of unusual options activity. Volume refers to the total shares contracts traded in a day when discussing options activity. Unsettled contracts that have been traded, but not yet closed, are called open interest. These contracts are not closed because a buyer has not purchased a contract, or a seller has not sold it.</p> <p>Another gauge of unusual options activity is a contract with an expiration date in the distant future. Additional time until a contract expires generally increases ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/health-care/20/08/17056548/understanding-dynavax-technologiess-unusual-options-activity alt=Understanding Dynavax Technologies&#039;s Unusual Options Activity>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> DVAX Health Care Options Markets General DVAX US2681581029 Health Care Options Markets General Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:12:30 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056548 at https://www.benzinga.com Understanding Cisco Systems's Unusual Options Activity https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056537/understanding-cisco-systemss-unusual-options-activity <p><strong>Cisco Systems</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/csco#NASDAQ">CSCO</a>) shares experienced unusual options activity on Wednesday. The stock price moved up to $47.83 following the option alert.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BULLISH</li> <li>Option Type: SWEEP</li> <li>Trade Type: CALL</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2020-08-21</li> <li>Strike Price: $50.00</li> <li>Volume: 5042</li> <li>Open Interest: 30016</li> </ul> <h2>3 Indications of Unusual Options Activity</h2> <p>One way options activity can be considered unusual is when volume is exceptionally high. The volume of options activity refers to the number of shares contracts traded for a day. Unsettled contracts that have been traded, but not yet closed, are called open interest. These contracts are not closed because a buyer has not purchased a contract, or a seller has not sold it.</p> <p>When a contract has an expiration date in the distant future, it is generally another sign of unusual activity. Usually, additional time until a ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056537/understanding-cisco-systemss-unusual-options-activity alt=Understanding Cisco Systems&#039;s Unusual Options Activity>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> CSCO Options Markets Tech CSCO US17275R1023 Options Markets Tech Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:11:29 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056537 at https://www.benzinga.com Analyzing United States Steel's Unusual Options Activity https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056509/analyzing-united-states-steels-unusual-options-activity <p><strong>United States Steel</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/x#NYSE">X</a>) shares experienced unusual options activity on Wednesday. The stock price moved up to $7.71 following the option alert.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BULLISH</li> <li>Option Type: SWEEP</li> <li>Trade Type: CALL</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2020-08-21</li> <li>Strike Price: $7.50</li> <li>Volume: 1885</li> <li>Open Interest: 5291</li> </ul> <h2>3 Signs of Unusual Options Activity</h2> <p>Exceptionally large volume is one way options activity can be considered unusual. The volume of options activity refers to the number of shares contracts traded for a day. Contracts that have been traded, but not closed by a counter-party, are called open interest. A purchased contract cannot be considered closed until there exists both a buyer and seller for the option.</p> <p>Another gauge of unusual options activity is a contract with an expiration date in the distant future. Additional time until a contract expires generally ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056509/analyzing-united-states-steels-unusual-options-activity alt=Analyzing United States Steel&#039;s Unusual Options Activity>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> X Options Markets X US9129091081 Options Markets Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:08:55 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056509 at https://www.benzinga.com Unusual Options Activity Insight: Micron Technology https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056306/unusual-options-activity-insight-micron-technology <p>On Wednesday, shares of <strong>Micron Technology</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/mu#NASDAQ">MU</a>) saw unusual options activity. After the option alert, the stock price moved up to $47.95.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BULLISH</li> <li>Option Type: SWEEP</li> <li>Trade Type: CALL</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2020-08-28</li> <li>Strike Price: $50.00</li> <li>Volume: 3016</li> <li>Open Interest: 1018</li> </ul> <h2>3 Signs of Unusual Options Activity</h2> <p>Extraordinarily large volume is one indication of unusual options activity. Volume refers to the total shares contracts traded in a day when discussing options activity. Contracts that have been traded, but not closed by a counter-party, are called open interest. A purchased contract cannot be considered closed until there exists both a buyer and seller for the option.</p> <p>Another gauge of unusual options activity is a contract with an expiration date in the distant future. Additional time until a contract expires generally increases the ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056306/unusual-options-activity-insight-micron-technology alt=Unusual Options Activity Insight: Micron Technology>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> MU Options Markets Tech MU US5951121038 Options Markets Tech Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:01:55 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056306 at https://www.benzinga.com Analyzing PG&E's Unusual Options Activity https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056284/analyzing-pg-es-unusual-options-activity <p>On Wednesday, shares of <strong>PG&amp;E</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/pcg#NYSE">PCG</a>) saw unusual options activity. After the option alert, the stock price moved up to $9.29.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BEARISH</li> <li>Option Type: TRADE</li> <li>Trade Type: CALL</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2020-09-11</li> <li>Strike Price: $9.50</li> <li>Volume: 6044</li> <li>Open Interest: 293</li> </ul> <h2>3 Indications of Unusual Options Activity</h2> <p>One way options activity can be considered unusual is when volume is exceptionally high. The volume of options activity refers to the number of shares contracts traded for a day. Unsettled contracts that have been traded, but not yet closed, are called open interest. These contracts are not closed because a buyer has not purchased a contract, or a seller has not sold it.</p> <p>When a contract has an expiration date in the distant future, it is generally another sign of unusual activity. Usually, additional time until ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056284/analyzing-pg-es-unusual-options-activity alt=Analyzing PG&amp;E&#039;s Unusual Options Activity>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> PCG Options Markets PCG US69331C1080 Options Markets Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:46 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056284 at https://www.benzinga.com Understanding Datadog's Unusual Options Activity https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056187/understanding-datadogs-unusual-options-activity <p><strong>Datadog</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ddog#NASDAQ">DDOG</a>) shares experienced unusual options activity on Wednesday. The stock price moved up to $78.04 following the option alert.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BULLISH</li> <li>Option Type: SWEEP</li> <li>Trade Type: CALL</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2021-03-19</li> <li>Strike Price: $105.00</li> <li>Volume: 300</li> <li>Open Interest: 27</li> </ul> <h2>3 Indications of Unusual Options Activity</h2> <p>Exceptionally large volume is one way options activity can be considered unusual. The volume of options activity refers to the number of shares contracts traded for a day. Contracts that have been traded, but not closed by a counter-party, are called open interest. A purchased contract cannot be considered closed until there exists both a buyer and seller for the option.</p> <p>Another gauge of unusual options activity is a contract with an expiration date in the distant future. Additional time until a contract expires generally increases ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056187/understanding-datadogs-unusual-options-activity alt=Understanding Datadog&#039;s Unusual Options Activity>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> DDOG Options Markets Tech DDOG Options Markets Tech Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:56:58 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056187 at https://www.benzinga.com Unusual Options Activity Insight: Enphase Energy https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056168/unusual-options-activity-insight-enphase-energy <p>Shares of <strong>Enphase Energy</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/enph#NASDAQ">ENPH</a>) saw some unusual options activity on Wednesday. Following the unusual option alert, the stock price moved up to $69.57.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BULLISH</li> <li>Option Type: SWEEP</li> <li>Trade Type: CALL</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2020-09-18</li> <li>Strike Price: $85.00</li> <li>Volume: 1003</li> <li>Open Interest: 262</li> </ul> <h2>3 Signs of Unusual Options Activity</h2> <p>Extraordinarily large volume is one indication of unusual options activity. Volume refers to the total shares contracts traded in a day when discussing options activity. Open interest describes unsettled contracts that have been traded but not closed by a counter-party. In other words, for each contract buyer, there must be a seller. A purchased contract remains open until a seller closes it, and vice versa.</p> <p>A contract with an expiration date in the distant future is another tell of unusual activity. Generally, additional time ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056168/unusual-options-activity-insight-enphase-energy alt=Unusual Options Activity Insight: Enphase Energy>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ENPH Options Markets ENPH Options Markets Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:55:52 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056168 at https://www.benzinga.com Analyzing Altice USA's Unusual Options Activity https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056151/analyzing-altice-usas-unusual-options-activity <p>Shares of <strong>Altice USA</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/atus#NYSE">ATUS</a>) saw some unusual options activity on Wednesday. Following the unusual option alert, the stock price moved up to $27.75.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BEARISH</li> <li>Option Type: SWEEP</li> <li>Trade Type: CALL</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2020-09-18</li> <li>Strike Price: $26.00</li> <li>Volume: 703</li> <li>Open Interest: 7124</li> </ul> <h2>3 Ways Options Activity is &lsquo;Unusual&rsquo;</h2> <p>Exceptionally large volume is one way options activity can be considered unusual. The volume of options activity refers to the number of shares contracts traded for a day. Unsettled contracts that have been traded, but not yet closed, are called open interest. These contracts are not closed because a buyer has not purchased a contract, or a seller has not sold it.</p> <p>Another gauge of unusual options activity is a contract with an expiration date in the distant future. Additional time until a contract ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056151/analyzing-altice-usas-unusual-options-activity alt=Analyzing Altice USA&#039;s Unusual Options Activity>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> ATUS Options Markets ATUS Options Markets Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:54:21 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056151 at https://www.benzinga.com Unusual Options Activity Insight: StoneCo https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056135/unusual-options-activity-insight-stoneco <p><strong>StoneCo</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/stne#NASDAQ">STNE</a>) shares experienced unusual options activity on Wednesday. The stock price moved down to $50.27 following the option alert.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BEARISH</li> <li>Option Type: TRADE</li> <li>Trade Type: PUT</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2021-01-15</li> <li>Strike Price: $30.00</li> <li>Volume: 2000</li> <li>Open Interest: 19630</li> </ul> <h2>3 Signs of Unusual Options Activity</h2> <p>Extraordinarily large volume is one indication of unusual options activity. Volume refers to the total shares contracts traded in a day when discussing options activity. Open interest describes unsettled contracts that have been traded but not closed by a counter-party. In other words, for each contract buyer, there must be a seller. A purchased contract remains open until a seller closes it, and vice versa.</p> <p>When a contract has an expiration date in the distant future, it is generally another sign of unusual activity. Usually, additional time until ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056135/unusual-options-activity-insight-stoneco alt=Unusual Options Activity Insight: StoneCo>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> STNE Options Markets STNE Options Markets Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:52:56 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056135 at https://www.benzinga.com Unusual Options Activity Insight: Costco Wholesale https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056055/unusual-options-activity-insight-costco-wholesale <p><strong>Costco Wholesale</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/cost#NASDAQ">COST</a>) shares experienced unusual options activity on Wednesday. The stock price moved up to $336.69 following the option alert.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BEARISH</li> <li>Option Type: TRADE</li> <li>Trade Type: PUT</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2020-09-11</li> <li>Strike Price: $320.00</li> <li>Volume: 391</li> <li>Open Interest: 58</li> </ul> <h2>3 Signs of Unusual Options Activity</h2> <p>One way options activity can be considered unusual is when volume is exceptionally high. The volume of options activity refers to the number of shares contracts traded for a day. Unsettled contracts that have been traded, but not yet closed, are called open interest. These contracts are not closed because a buyer has not purchased a contract, or a seller has not sold it.</p> <p>Another gauge of unusual options activity is a contract with an expiration date in the distant future. Additional time until a contract expires ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056055/unusual-options-activity-insight-costco-wholesale alt=Unusual Options Activity Insight: Costco Wholesale>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> COST Options Markets COST US22160K1051 Options Markets Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:51:24 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056055 at https://www.benzinga.com Analyzing United Parcel Service's Unusual Options Activity https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056038/analyzing-united-parcel-services-unusual-options-activity <p>On Wednesday, shares of <strong>United Parcel Service</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/ups#NYSE">UPS</a>) saw unusual options activity. After the option alert, the stock price moved up to $159.92.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BEARISH</li> <li>Option Type: SWEEP</li> <li>Trade Type: CALL</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2020-09-04</li> <li>Strike Price: $165.00</li> <li>Volume: 371</li> <li>Open Interest: 43</li> </ul> <h2>3 Ways Options Activity is &lsquo;Unusual&rsquo;</h2> <p>Extraordinarily large volume is one indication of unusual options activity. Volume refers to the total shares contracts traded in a day when discussing options activity. Unsettled contracts that have been traded, but not yet closed, are called open interest. These contracts are not closed because a buyer has not purchased a contract, or a seller has not sold it.</p> <p>A contract with an expiration date in the distant future is another tell of unusual activity. Generally, additional time until a contract expires increases the ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056038/analyzing-united-parcel-services-unusual-options-activity alt=Analyzing United Parcel Service&#039;s Unusual Options Activity>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> UPS Options Markets UPS US9113121068 Options Markets Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:49:40 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056038 at https://www.benzinga.com Analyzing Walmart's Unusual Options Activity https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056029/analyzing-walmarts-unusual-options-activity <p>Shares of <strong>Walmart</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/wmt#NYSE">WMT</a>) saw some unusual options activity on Wednesday. Following the unusual option alert, the stock price moved up to $131.01.</p> <ul> <li>Sentiment: BEARISH</li> <li>Option Type: TRADE</li> <li>Trade Type: CALL</li> <li>Expiration Date: 2020-09-18</li> <li>Strike Price: $145.00</li> <li>Volume: 1690</li> <li>Open Interest: 17799</li> </ul> <h2>3 Ways Options Activity is &lsquo;Unusual&rsquo;</h2> <p>Exceptionally large volume is one way options activity can be considered unusual. The volume of options activity refers to the number of shares contracts traded for a day. Contracts that have been traded, but not closed by a counter-party, are called open interest. A purchased contract cannot be considered closed until there exists both a buyer and seller for the option.</p> <p>Another gauge of unusual options activity is a contract with an expiration date in the distant future. Additional time until a contract expires ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17056029/analyzing-walmarts-unusual-options-activity alt=Analyzing Walmart&#039;s Unusual Options Activity>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> WMT Options Markets WMT US9311421039 Options Markets Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:48:28 +0000 Benzinga Insights 17056029 at https://www.benzinga.com Mike Khouw Sees Unusual Activity In Lyft Ahead Of Earnings https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17051261/mike-khouw-sees-unusual-activity-in-lyft-ahead-of-earnings <p>Mike Khouw spoke on <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/08/11/options-action-an-update-on-the-lyft-trade.html">CNBC&#39;s &quot;Options Action,&quot;</a> about a bearish options activity in <strong>Lyft Inc</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/lyft#NASDAQ">LYFT</a>) on Tuesday, a day ahead of the earnings release.</p> <p>Khouw said that options traders were bullish on Lyft and <strong>Uber Technologies Inc</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/uber#NYSE">UBER</a>) last week, before ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17051261/mike-khouw-sees-unusual-activity-in-lyft-ahead-of-earnings alt=Mike Khouw Sees Unusual Activity In Lyft Ahead Of Earnings>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> CNBC LYFT Mike Khouw Options Action UBER Options Markets Media UBER LYFT Options Markets Media Benzinga Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:51:37 +0000 Craig Jones 17051261 at https://www.benzinga.com Unusually Large AMD Option Trades Suggest Stock Could Be Headed Even Higher https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17040365/unusually-large-amd-option-trades-suggest-stock-could-be-headed-even-higher <p>Semiconductor stocks have performed well in 2020. However,<strong> Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. </strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/amd#NASDAQ">AMD</a>) has been one of the hottest stocks in the market due to its exposure to gaming and the repeated stumbles of top competitor <strong>Intel Corporation</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/intc#NASDAQ">INTC</a>).</p> <p>On Tuesday, large option traders were making some huge bets that AMD&rsquo;s 90% rally off the March lows is far from over.</p> <p><strong>The Trades:</strong> On Tuesday, <a href="https://pro.benzinga.com/">Benzinga Pro</a> subscribers received 28 option alerts related to unusually large trades of AMD options. Here are a handful of the largest:</p> <ul> <li>At 9:39 a.m., a trader bought 334 AMD call options with a $85 strike price expiring on March 19, 2021 near the ask price at $12.68. The trade represented a $423,512 bullish bet.</li> <li>At 10:39 a.m., a trader bought 500 AMD call options with a $55 strike price expiring on Oct. 16 at the ask price of $26. The trade represented a $1.3 million bullish bet.</li> <li>At 10:47 a.m., a trader sold 373 AMD put options with an $80 strike price expiring on Jan. 15, 2021 near the bid price at $12.201. The trade represented a $455,097 bullish bet.</li> <li>At 11:47 a.m., a trader bought 711 AMD call options with an $80 strike price expiring on Oct. 16 ...</li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/options/20/08/17040365/unusually-large-amd-option-trades-suggest-stock-could-be-headed-even-higher alt=Unusually Large AMD Option Trades Suggest Stock Could Be Headed Even Higher>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> AMD INTC Options Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas INTC US4581401001 AMD US0079031078 Options Top Stories Markets Trading Ideas Benzinga Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:48:49 +0000 Wayne Duggan 17040365 at https://www.benzinga.com