10 Information Technology Stocks Whale Activity In Today’s Session – Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Confluent (NASDAQ:CFLT), Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), Unity Software (NYSE:U), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Kingsoft Cloud Holdings (NASDAQ:KC), Cloudflare (NYSE:NET), Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM)

This whale alert can help traders discover the next big trading opportunities. Whales are entities…

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
MSFT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/06/23 $220.00 $33.4K 7.0K 16.0K
NVDA PUT SWEEP BEARISH 02/17/23 $145.00 $63.9K 7.5K 3.4K
INTC CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/06/23 $27.50 $53.3K 4.7K 3.2K
U CALL SWEEP BEARISH 02/10/23 $28.00 $83.7K 2 2.8K
KC CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $5.00 $42.3K 3.3K 1.7K
AAPL PUT SWEEP BEARISH 05/19/23 $130.00 $582.5K 57.2K 1.6K
QCOM PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $120.00 $125.9K 5.9K 1.3K
TSM PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/16/23 $65.00 $290.0K 4.0K 1.0K
CFLT CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $20.00 $26.2K 457 719
NET PUT SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $30.00 $108.0K 389 656

Explanation

These bullet-by-bullet explanations have been constructed using the accompanying table.

• For MSFT MSFT, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 1 day(s) on January 6, 2023. This event was a transfer of 293 contract(s) at a $220.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 15 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $33.4K, with a price of $114.0 per contract. There were 7014 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 16055 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding NVDA NVDA, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 43 day(s) on February 17, 2023. Parties traded 54 contract(s) at a $145.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 4 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $63.9K, with a price of $1185.0 per contract. There were 7552 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3446 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For INTC INTC, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 1 day(s) on January 6, 2023. This event was a transfer of 1771 contract(s) at a $27.50 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 $53.3K, with a price of $30.0 per contract. There were 4782 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3234 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding U U, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 36 day(s) on February 10, 2023. Parties traded 335 contract(s) at a $28.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 29 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $83.7K, with a price of $250.0 per contract. There were 2 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2857 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For KC KC, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 15 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 770 contract(s) at a $5.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 6 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $42.3K, with a price of $55.0 per contract. There were 3381 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1781 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For AAPL AAPL, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 134 day(s) on May 19, 2023. This event was a transfer of 500 contract(s) at a $130.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 5 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $582.5K, with a price of $1165.0 per contract. There were 57252 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1610 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding QCOM QCOM, we observe a put option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 162 day(s) on June 16, 2023. Parties traded 73 contract(s) at a $120.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 9 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $125.9K, with a price of $1725.0 per contract. There were 5922 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1300 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding TSM TSM, we observe a put option trade with bullish sentiment. It expires in 162 day(s) on June 16, 2023. Parties traded 1000 contract(s) at a $65.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $290.0K, with a price of $290.0 per contract. There were 4023 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1067 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For CFLT CFLT, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bearish, expiring in 15 day(s) on January 20, 2023. This event was a transfer of 438 contract(s) at a $20.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $26.2K, with a price of $60.0 per contract. There were 457 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 719 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For NET NET, we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 71 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 551 contract(s) at a $30.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 29 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $108.0K, with a price of $196.0 per contract. There were 389 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 656 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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