10 Information Technology Stocks Whale Activity In Today’s Session – Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), CrowdStrike Holdings (NASDAQ:CRWD), IBM

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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 often look for circumstances when the market estimation of an option diverges away from its normal worth. Abnormal amounts of trading activity could push option prices to hyperbolic or underperforming levels.

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
AAPL CALL SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $185.00 $57.8K 97.1K 56.7K
IBM CALL SWEEP BULLISH 09/15/23 $150.00 $26.4K 1.1K 20.3K
NVDA CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 06/16/23 $420.00 $215.2K 17.2K 9.5K
RIOT CALL SWEEP BEARISH 07/21/23 $11.00 $47.0K 3.2K 3.1K
ORCL CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $122.00 $33.0K 5.2K 2.6K
CRWD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/30/23 $160.00 $49.5K 1.2K 1.1K
PANW CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 06/16/23 $230.00 $34.3K 2.8K 765
QCOM CALL TRADE BULLISH 06/16/23 $120.00 $33.0K 10.7K 445
MSFT CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $310.00 $28.8K 13.8K 369
DOCU PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 04/19/24 $37.50 $69.6K 42 260

Explanation

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

• For AAPL AAPL, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, is expiring today. Parties traded 609 contract(s) at a $185.00 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 $57.8K, with a price of $95.0 per contract. There were 97111 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 56727 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For IBM IBM, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 91 day(s) on September 15, 2023. This event was a transfer of 245 contract(s) at a $150.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 20 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $26.4K, with a price of $108.0 per contract. There were 1110 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 20381 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For NVDA NVDA, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be neutral, is expiring today. Parties traded 142 contract(s) at a $420.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 12 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $215.2K, with a price of $1513.0 per contract. There were 17242 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 9565 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding RIOT RIOT, we observe a call option sweep with bearish sentiment. It expires in 35 day(s) on July 21, 2023. Parties traded 500 contract(s) at a $11.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 4 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $47.0K, with a price of $94.0 per contract. There were 3221 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3137 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For ORCL ORCL, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bearish, is expiring today. Parties traded 100 contract(s) at a $122.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $33.0K, with a price of $330.0 per contract. There were 5289 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2685 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For CRWD CRWD, we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 14 day(s) on June 30, 2023. This event was a transfer of 150 contract(s) at a $160.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 10 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $49.5K, with a price of $330.0 per contract. There were 1229 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1118 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For PANW PANW, we notice a call option trade that happens to be neutral, is expiring today. Parties traded 25 contract(s) at a $230.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $34.3K, with a price of $1373.0 per contract. There were 2818 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 765 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For QCOM QCOM, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bullish, is expiring today. Parties traded 100 contract(s) at a $120.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $33.0K, with a price of $330.0 per contract. There were 10726 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 445 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MSFT MSFT, we notice a call option trade that happens to be bearish, is expiring today. Parties traded 8 contract(s) at a $310.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $28.8K, with a price of $3600.0 per contract. There were 13868 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 369 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding DOCU DOCU, we observe a put option trade with neutral sentiment. It expires in 308 day(s) on April 19, 2024. Parties traded 258 contract(s) at a $37.50 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $69.6K, with a price of $270.0 per contract. There were 42 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 260 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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