10 IT Stocks With Whale Warnings in Today’s Session – Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS)

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
MSFT CALL TRADE WHIP 18.11.22 $250.00 34.8 thousand dollars 8.0K 3.0K
INTC CALL TRADE BEARS 17.03.23 $30.00 $38.3K 10.0K 2.7K
AAPL I PUT SWEEP WHIP 20.01.23 $135.00 $34.0K 33.2K 2.2K
INTU CALL SWEEP BEARS 18.11.22 $495.00 35.2 thousand dollars 11 755
QCOM I PUT TRADE BEARS 20.01.23 $120.00 $424.0K 14.4K 684
PYPL CALL SWEEP WHIP 11/04/22 $87.00 51.5 thousand dollars 356 558
MSTR CALL SWEEP WHIP 11/04/22 $290.00 52.2 thousand dollars 22 471
FSLR I PUT TRADE BEARS 17.01.25 $130.00 $602.0K 0 438
IBM I PUT SWEEP WHIP 17.03.23 $115.00 72.8 thousand dollars 1.0K 336
EXLS CALL TRADE BEARS 18.11.22 $125.00 53.9 thousand dollars 421 318

Explanation

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

• About MSFT MSFTwe observe a call option trade with bulls moods. Expires after 21 days on November 18, 2022. The sides trade 200 contract(s) at a $250.00 strike. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were 34.8 thousand dollarswith a price of 174.0 dollars of contract. There was 8080 open contracts in this strike before today and today 3006 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• About INTC INTCwe observe a call option trade with bears moods. Expires after 140 days on March 17, 2023. The sides trade 179 contract(s) at a $30.00 strike. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were $38.3Kwith a price of 214.0 dollars of contract. There was 10072 open contracts in this strike before today and today 2768 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For AAPL AAPLwe notice a I put option swept away it happens to be bullsexpiring after 84 days of January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 132 contract(s) at a $135.00 strike. This particular put had to be split into 18 different trades to be executed. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were $34.0Kwith a price of 258.0 dollars of contract. There was 33209 open contracts in this strike before today and today 2280 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• About INTU INTUwe observe a call option swept away with bears moods. Expires after 21 days on November 18, 2022. The sides trade 251 contract(s) at a $495.00 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 35.2 thousand dollarswith a price of $140.0 of contract. There was 11 open contracts in this strike before today and today 755 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• About QCOM QCOMwe observe a I put option trade with bears moods. Expires after 84 days on January 20, 2023. The sides trade 400 contract(s) at a $120.00 strike. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were $424.0Kwith a price of 1060.0 dollars of contract. There was 14449 open contracts in this strike before today and today 684 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For PYPL PYPLwe notice a call option swept away it happens to be bullsexpiring after 7 days of November 4, 2022. This event was a transfer of 100 contract(s) at a $87.00 strike. This particular call had to be split into 7 different trades to execute. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were 51.5 thousand dollarswith a price of $515.0 of contract. There was 356 open contracts in this strike before today and today 558 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MSTR MSTRwe notice a call option swept away it happens to be bullsexpiring after 7 days of November 4, 2022. This event was a transfer of 55 contract(s) at a $290.00 strike. This particular call had to be split into 11 different trades to execute. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were 52.2 thousand dollarswith a price of 950.0 dollars of contract. There was 22 open contracts in this strike before today and today 471 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For FSLR FSLRwe notice a I put option trade it happens to be bearsexpiring in 812 days on January 17, 2025. This event was a transfer of 215 contract(s) at a $130.00 strike. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were $602.0Kwith a price of $2800.0 of contract. There was 0 open contracts in this strike before today and today 438 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For IBM IBMwe notice a I put option swept away it happens to be bullsexpiring after 140 days of March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 321 contract(s) at a $115.00 strike. This particular put had to be split into 31 different trades to execute. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were 72.8 thousand dollarswith a price of 227.0 dollars of contract. There was 1010 open contracts in this strike before today and today 336 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For EXLS EXLSwe notice a call option trade it happens to be bearsexpiring after 21 days of November 18, 2022. This event was a transfer of 11 contract(s) at a $125.00 strike. The total costs received by the writing party (or parties) were 53.9 thousand dollarswith a price of $4900.0 of contract. There was 421 open contracts in this strike before today and today 318 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.

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