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10 Information Technology Stocks Whale Activity in Today's Session - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), Snowflake (NYSE:SNOW), Visa V), Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC), Block (NYSE: SQ), Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW)

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This whale alert can help traders discover the next big trade 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 an option’s market estimate deviates from its normal value. Abnormal volumes of trading activity could push option prices to hyperbolic or underperforming levels.

Here is the list of options activities happening in today’s session:

Symbol PUT/CALL Kind of trade Feeling Exp. Date Strike price Total trade price open interest Volume
MSFT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/13/23 $215.00 $64.8,000 4.7K 5.4K
SNOW PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/13/23 $120.00 $25,000 721 3.8K
RCMP CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $140.00 $81.3K 5.4K 1.0K
AAPL PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 06/16/23 $160.00 $322,200 10.9K 940
WDC PUT SWEEP BEARISH 02/17/23 $35.00 $40,300 117 721
V CALL TRADE BULLISH 03/17/23 $220.00 $497,700 4.2K 664
CSCO PUT TRADE BULLISH 04/21/23 $47.50 $108,500 1.9K 508
MSTR PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $120.00 $43,900 694 486
PANW PUT TRADE BULLISH 03/17/23 $140.00 $516,000 919 414
SQ CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/13/23 $71.00 $26,600 441 377

Explanation

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

• Re MSFT MSFTwe observe a put option sweep with bearish feeling. It expires in 7 day(s) on January 13, 2023. Parts exchanged 400 one-to-one contract(s) $215.00 hit. This particular bet had to be split into 10 different trades to be fulfilled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $64.8,000with a price of $162.0 by contract. There was 4745 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 5440 contract(s) have been bought and sold.

• Re SNOW SNOWwe observe a put option sweep with bullish feeling. It expires in 7 day(s) on January 13, 2023. Parts exchanged 100 one-to-one contract(s) $120.00 hit. This particular put had to be split into 4 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $25,000with a price of $251.0 by contract. There was 721 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 3890 contract(s) have been bought and sold.

• Re RCMP RCMPwe observe a call option sweep with bullish feeling. It expires in 14 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parts exchanged 206 one-to-one contract(s) $140.00 hit. This particular call had to be split into 4 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $81.3Kwith a price of $395.0 by contract. There was 5447 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 1094 contract(s) have been bought and sold.

• Re AAPL AAPLwe observe a put option Trade with neutral feeling. It expires in 161 day(s) on June 16, 2023. Parts exchanged 100 one-to-one contract(s) $160.00 hit. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $322,200with a price of $3223.0 by contract. There was 10946 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 940 contract(s) have been bought and sold.

• Re WDC WDCwe observe a put option sweep with bearish feeling. It expires in 42 day(s) on February 17, 2023. Parts exchanged 219 one-to-one contract(s) $35.00 hit. This particular put had to be split into 6 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $40,300with a price of $185.0 by contract. There was 117 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 721 contract(s) have been bought and sold.

• Re V Vwe observe a call option Trade with bullish feeling. It expires in 70 day(s) on March 17, 2023. Parts exchanged 550 one-to-one contract(s) $220.00 hit. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $497,700with a price of $905.0 by contract. There was 4286 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 664 contract(s) have been bought and sold.

• For CSCO CSCOwe notice a put option Trade it happens to be bullishexpiring in 105 day(s) on April 21, 2023. This event was a transfer of 500 one-to-one contract(s) $47.50 hit. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $108,500with a price of $217.0 by contract. There was nineteen eighty one contracts open to this strike before today, and today 508 contract(s) have been bought and sold.

• Re MSTR MSTRwe observe a put option Trade with bullish feeling. It expires in 14 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parts exchanged 191 one-to-one contract(s) $120.00 hit. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $43,900with a price of $230.0 by contract. There was 694 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 486 contract(s) have been bought and sold.

• For PANW PANWwe notice a put option Trade it happens to be bullishexpiring in 70 day(s) on March 17, 2023. This event was a transfer of 400 one-to-one contract(s) $140.00 hit. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $516,000with a price of $1290.0 by contract. There was 919 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 414 contract(s) have been bought and sold.

• For SQ SQwe notice a call option sweep it happens to be bearishexpiring in 7 day(s) on January 13, 2023. This event was a transfer of 149 one-to-one contract(s) $71.00 hit. This particular call had to be split into 17 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $26,600with a price of $179.0 by contract. There was 441 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 377 contract(s) have been bought and sold.

Options Alert Terminology

Call contracts: The right to purchase shares as stated in the contract.

Put contracts: The right to sell shares as stated in the contract.

Expiration date: When the contract expires. We must act on the contract on this date if we want to use it.

Premium/Option Price: The contract price.

For more information visit our Guide to Understanding Options Alerts or learn more about unusual options activity.

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

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