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10 Information Technology Stocks Whale Activity In Today's Session

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.

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 BEARISH 12/09/22 $155.00 $25.1K 16.7K 13.2K
IOT CALL SWEEP BEARISH 12/16/22 $10.00 $120.0K 11.9K 5.7K
NVDA PUT TRADE BEARISH 03/17/23 $150.00 $105.1K 8.4K 3.5K
CRM CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $150.00 $52.6K 2.5K 2.3K
AMD CALL TRADE BULLISH 12/16/22 $70.00 $26.4K 39.3K 1.3K
MSFT CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $280.00 $87.3K 12.0K 1.0K
NET CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 12/16/22 $50.00 $46.6K 2.6K 358
MSTR PUT SWEEP BEARISH 12/09/22 $175.00 $50.1K 149 257
ZS PUT TRADE BEARISH 05/19/23 $95.00 $71.8K 61 227
TXN CALL TRADE BEARISH 12/23/22 $175.00 $30.3K 346 143

Explanation

These itemized elaborations have been created using the accompanying table.

** Regarding AAPL (NASDAQ:AAPL), we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 7 day(s) on December 9, 2022. Parties traded 1783 contract(s) at a $155.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 15 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $25.1K, with a price of $14.0 per contract. There were 16741 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 13269 contract(s) were bought and sold.

** For IOT (NYSE:IOT), we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 14 day(s) on December 16, 2022. This event was a transfer of 500 contract(s) at a $10.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 33 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $120.0K, with a price of $240.0 per contract. There were 11981 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 5763 contract(s) were bought and sold.

** For NVDA (NASDAQ:NVDA), we notice a put option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 105 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 100 contract(s) at a $150.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $105.1K, with a price of $1051.0 per contract. There were 8443 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3562 contract(s) were bought and sold.

** For CRM (NYSE:CRM), we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 49 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 94 contract(s) at a $150.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 5 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $52.6K, with a price of $560.0 per contract. There were 2500 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2336 contract(s) were bought and sold.

** For AMD (NASDAQ:AMD), we notice a call option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 14 day(s) on December 16, 2022. This event was a transfer of 45 contract(s) at a $70.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $26.4K, with a price of $588.0 per contract. There were 39370 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1333 contract(s) were bought and sold.

** For MSFT (NASDAQ:MSFT), we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 49 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 493 contract(s) at a $280.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 34 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $87.3K, with a price of $177.0 per contract. There were 12074 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1008 contract(s) were bought and sold.

** For NET (NYSE:NET), we notice a call option trade that happens to be neutral, expiring in 14 day(s) on December 16, 2022. This event was a transfer of 200 contract(s) at a $50.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $46.6K, with a price of $233.0 per contract. There were 2607 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 358 contract(s) were bought and sold.

** For MSTR (NASDAQ:MSTR), we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 7 day(s) on December 9, 2022. This event was a transfer of 239 contract(s) at a $175.00 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 $50.1K, with a price of $210.0 per contract. There were 149 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 257 contract(s) were bought and sold.

** For ZS (NASDAQ:ZS), we notice a put option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 168 day(s) on May 19, 2023. This event was a transfer of 100 contract(s) at a $95.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $71.8K, with a price of $718.0 per contract. There were 61 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 227 contract(s) were bought and sold.

** Regarding TXN (NASDAQ:TXN), we observe a call option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 21 day(s) on December 23, 2022. Parties traded 60 contract(s) at a $175.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $30.3K, with a price of $505.0 per contract. There were 346 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 143 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.

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