10 Information Technology Stocks Whale Activity In Today’s Session – Marathon Digital Holdings (NASDAQ:MARA), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), CrowdStrike Holdings (NASDAQ:CRWD), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), C3.ai (NYSE:AI), Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS), BILL Holdings (NYSE:BILL), Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ:PANW)

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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
NVDA CALL SWEEP BEARISH 08/18/23 $427.50 $25.5K 2.6K 46.1K
AAPL CALL TRADE BULLISH 08/25/23 $175.00 $35.0K 7.3K 28.7K
CSCO CALL SWEEP BULLISH 08/18/23 $55.00 $25.5K 39.3K 14.6K
MARA PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $15.00 $158.2K 10.1K 3.5K
AI PUT TRADE BULLISH 10/20/23 $22.50 $236.0K 857 2.1K
PANW PUT SWEEP BEARISH 08/25/23 $195.00 $44.8K 1.2K 751
BILL PUT TRADE BEARISH 08/25/23 $109.00 $72.2K 14 399
SNPS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 09/15/23 $410.00 $82.9K 1.0K 385
CRWD PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/15/23 $145.00 $27.0K 1.0K 229
QCOM CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $100.00 $152.0K 862 209

Explanation

These itemized elaborations have been created using the accompanying table.

• For NVDA NVDA, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, is expiring today. Parties traded 90 contract(s) at a $427.50 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 $25.5K, with a price of $286.0 per contract. There were 2604 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 46114 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding AAPL AAPL, we observe a call option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 7 day(s) on August 25, 2023. Parties traded 200 contract(s) at a $175.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $35.0K, with a price of $175.0 per contract. There were 7366 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 28782 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For CSCO CSCO, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, is expiring today. Parties traded 881 contract(s) at a $55.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 81 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $25.5K, with a price of $29.0 per contract. There were 39310 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 14651 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MARA MARA, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 154 day(s) on January 19, 2024. This event was a transfer of 280 contract(s) at a $15.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 17 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $158.2K, with a price of $565.0 per contract. There were 10183 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3512 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For AI AI, we notice a put option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 63 day(s) on October 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 2000 contract(s) at a $22.50 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $236.0K, with a price of $118.0 per contract. There were 857 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2188 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding PANW PANW, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 7 day(s) on August 25, 2023. Parties traded 90 contract(s) at a $195.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 6 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $44.8K, with a price of $497.0 per contract. There were 1210 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 751 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For BILL BILL, we notice a put option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 7 day(s) on August 25, 2023. This event was a transfer of 249 contract(s) at a $109.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $72.2K, with a price of $290.0 per contract. There were 14 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 399 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding SNPS SNPS, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 28 day(s) on September 15, 2023. Parties traded 124 contract(s) at a $410.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 35 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $82.9K, with a price of $670.0 per contract. There were 1077 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 385 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding CRWD CRWD, we observe a put option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 28 day(s) on September 15, 2023. Parties traded 30 contract(s) at a $145.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 3 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $27.0K, with a price of $900.0 per contract. There were 1040 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 229 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For QCOM QCOM, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 154 day(s) on January 19, 2024. This event was a transfer of 100 contract(s) at a $100.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $152.0K, with a price of $1520.0 per contract. There were 862 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 209 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 news on unusual options activity.

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

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