10 IT stocks with whale warnings in today’s session

This whale signal can help traders find the next big trading opportunities.

Whales are big money entities and we track their transactions here at Benzinga on our options activity scanner.

Traders often look for circumstances where the market valuation of an option deviates from its normal value. Unusual amounts of trading activity could push option prices to hyperbolic or underperforming levels.

Below are some examples of options activity occurring in the information technology sector:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade type moods Exp. Date Strike Price Total trade price Open interest Sound volume
AAPL CALL SWEEP WHIP 08/05/22 $165.00 28.2 thousand dollars 25.0K 114.3K
FSLR CALL TRADE WHIP 16.12.22 $120.00 $31.0K 52 5.1K
EPAM CALL TRADE BEARS 19.08.22 $480.00 $330.0K 1 1.6K
PYPL I PUT SWEEP WHIP 20.01.23 $110.00 $46.6K 5.1K 1.0K
ZS CALL TRADE BEARS 19.08.22 $155.00 27.2 thousand dollars 1.4K 533
TEAM CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 08/05/22 $250.00 $185.0K 328 388
HUGE CALL SWEEP BEARS 20.01.23 $130.00 31.8 thousand dollars 3.3K 332
TWLO CALL SWEEP BEARS 26.08.22 $85.00 38.7 thousand dollars 3 204
sq CALL TRADE WHIP 17.03.23 $92.50 330.1 thousand dollars 34 187
M.A CALL SWEEP BEARS 16.09.22 $370.00 $53.3K 500 137

Explanation

These bullet-by-bullet explanations are compiled using the accompanying chart.

• For AAPL AAPLwe notice a call option swept away it happens to be bulls, expires today. The sides trade 487 contract(s) at a $165.00 strike. This particular call had to be split into 22 different trades to execute. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were 28.2 thousand dollarswith a price of $58.0 of contract. There was 25056 open contracts in this strike before today and today 114327 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For FSLR FSLRwe notice a call option trade it happens to be bullsexpiring after 133 days of December 16, 2022. This event was a transfer of 50 contract(s) at a $120.00 strike. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were $31.0Kwith a price of $620.0 of contract. There was 52 open contracts in this strike before today and today 5123 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• About EPAM EPAMwe observe a call option trade with bears moods. Expires after 14 days on August 19, 2022. The sides trade 1000 contract(s) at a $480.00 strike. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were $330.0Kwith a price of 330.0 dollars of contract. There was 1 open contracts in this strike before today and today 1685 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• About PYPL PYPLwe observe a I put option swept away with bulls moods. Expires after 168 days on January 20, 2023. The sides trade 24 contract(s) at a $110.00 strike. This particular put had to be split into 8 different trades to be executed. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were $46.6Kwith a price of $1945.0 of contract. There was 5129 open contracts in this strike before today and today 1006 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• About ZS ZSwe observe a call option trade with bears moods. Expires after 14 days on August 19, 2022. The sides trade 22 contract(s) at a $155.00 strike. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were 27.2 thousand dollarswith a price of 1240.0 dollars of contract. There was 1430 open contracts in this strike before today and today 533 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For TEAM TEAMwe notice a call option trade it happens to be neutral, expires today. The sides trade 100 contract(s) at a $250.00 strike. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were $185.0Kwith a price of $1,850.0 of contract. There was 328 open contracts in this strike before today and today 388 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For HUGE HUGEwe notice a call option swept away it happens to be bearsexpiring after 168 days of January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 62 contract(s) at a $130.00 strike. This particular call had to be split into 15 different trades to execute. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were 31.8 thousand dollarswith a price of $516.0 of contract. There was 3335 open contracts in this strike before today and today 332 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For TWLO TWLOwe notice a call option swept away it happens to be bearsexpiring after 21 days of August 26, 2022. This event was a transfer of 68 contract(s) at a $85.00 strike. This particular call had to be split into 10 different trades to execute. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were 38.7 thousand dollarswith a price of $570.0 of contract. There was 3 open contracts in this strike before today and today 204 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• About sq sqwe observe a call option trade with bulls moods. Expires after 224 days on March 17, 2023. The sides trade 186 contract(s) at a $92.50 strike. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were 330.1 thousand dollarswith a price of $1,775.0 of contract. There was 34 open contracts in this strike before today and today 187 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• About M.A M.Awe observe a call option swept away with bears moods. Expires after 42 days on September 16, 2022. The sides trade 82 contract(s) at a $370.00 strike. This particular call had to be split into 28 different trades to execute. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were $53.3Kwith a price of $650.0 of contract. There was 500 open contracts in this strike before today and today 137 contract(s) were bought and sold.

Option Warning Terminology
Call contracts: Right to purchase shares as specified in the contract.
Place contracts: Right to sell shares as specified in the contract.
Expiry date: When the contract expires. One must act on the contract by that date if one wishes to use it.
Premium/Option Price: The price of the contract.

For more information visit our A guide to understanding option warnings or read more about the activity with unusual options.

This article was generated by Benzinga’s automated content engine and reviewed by an editor.

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