Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL) – 10 Information Technology Stocks Whale Activity in Today’s Session



This whale alert can help traders uncover 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 in which the market estimate of an option deviates from its normal value. Abnormal amounts of trading activity could push option prices to hyperbolic or underperforming levels.

Here are some examples of options activities taking place in the information technology sector:

symbol PLACE / CALL Type of business Feeling Exp. Dated Strike price Total trade price Open interest Volume
AAPL TO PUT TO SWEEP UP BULLISH 22/10/21 $ 148.00 $ 39.8K 7.8K 20.1K
PYPL CALL TO SWEEP UP DECREASE 22/10/21 $ 265.00 $ 37.2K 833 8.7K
EIGHT CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/21/22 $ 25.00 $ 700,000 9.4K 4.0K
AFRM CALL TO SWEEP UP BULLISH 11/19/21 $ 110.00 $ 208.6K 6.8K 3.8K
CRM CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/19/21 $ 300.00 $ 154.5K 13.1K 1.6K
NOW CALL TO SWEEP UP BULLISH 01/21/22 $ 680.00 $ 46.2K 505 374
EVINCIAL TO PUT TO SWEEP UP BULLISH 11/19/21 $ 7.50 $ 28.5K 1.6K 348
TXN TO PUT TO SWEEP UP BULLISH 11/19/21 $ 192.50 $ 40.6K 37 279
ADBE CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $ 580.00 $ 2.8 million 1.6K 250
V TO PUT TO SWEEP UP DECREASE 01/21/22 $ 240.00 $ 78.0K 1.0K 235

Explanation

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

• For AAPL (NASDAQ: AAPL), we notice a to put option to sweep up who happens to be bullish, expiring in 2 day (s) on 22 October 2021. This event was a transfer from 838 contract (s) to a $ 148.00 to hit. This particular put had to be split into 26 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $ 39.8K, with a price of $ 47.0 by contract. There was 7803 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 20109 contract (s) have been bought and sold.

• For PYPL (NASDAQ: PYPL), we notice a call option to sweep up who happens to be bearish, expiring in 2 day (s) on 22 October 2021. This event was a transfer from 308 contract (s) to a $ 265.00 to hit. This particular call had to be divided into 31 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $ 37.2K, with a price of $ 115.0 by contract. There was 833 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 8708 contract (s) have been bought and sold.

• Regarding EIGHT (NYSE: EGHT), we observe a call option Trade with bullish feeling. It expires in 93 day (s) on January 21, 2022. Parts exchanged 4000 contract (s) to a $ 25.00 to hit. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $ 700,000, with a price of $ 175.0 by contract. There was 9465 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 4000 contract (s) have been bought and sold.

• Regarding AFRM (NASDAQ: AFRM), we are seeing a call option to sweep up with bullish feeling. It expires in 30 day (s) on November 19, 2021. Parts exchanged 47 contract (s) to a $ 110.00 to hit. This particular call had to be divided into 11 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $ 208.6K, with a price of $ 4,440.0 by contract. There was 6837 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 3813 contract (s) have been bought and sold.

• Regarding CRM (NYSE: CRM), we observe a call option Trade with bullish feeling. It expires in 30 day (s) on November 19, 2021. Parts exchanged 483 contract (s) to a $ 300.00 to hit. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $ 154.5K, with a price of $ 320.0 by contract. There was 13198 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 1638 contract (s) have been bought and sold.

• Regarding NOW (NYSE: NOW), we observe a call option to sweep up with bullish feeling. It expires in 93 day (s) on January 21, 2022. Parts exchanged 11 contract (s) to a $ 680.00 to hit. This particular call had to be divided into 6 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $ 46.2K, with a price of $ 4,180.0 by contract. There was 505 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 374 contract (s) have been bought and sold.

• For EVINCIAL (NYSE: OUST), we notice a to put option to sweep up who happens to be bullish, expiring in 30 day (s) on November 19, 2021. This event was a transfer from 300 contract (s) to a $ 7.50 to hit. This particular put had to be split into 18 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $ 28.5K, with a price of $ 95.0 by contract. There was 1626 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 348 contract (s) have been bought and sold.

• Regarding TXN (NASDAQ: TXN), we are seeing a to put option to sweep up with bullish feeling. It expires in 30 day (s) on November 19, 2021. Parts exchanged 131 contract (s) to a $ 192.50 to hit. This particular put had to be split into 20 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $ 40.6K, with a price of $ 310.0 by contract. There was 37 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 279 contract (s) have been bought and sold.

• Regarding ADBE (NASDAQ: ADBE), we observe a call option Trade with bullish feeling. It expires in 457 day (s) on January 20, 2023. Parts exchanged 250 contract (s) to a $ 580.00 to hit. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $ 2.8 million, with a price of $ 11,325.0 by contract. There was 1628 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 250 contract (s) have been bought and sold.

• For V (NYSE: V), we notice a to put option to sweep up who happens to be bearish, expiring in 93 day (s) on January 21, 2022. This event was a transfer from 54 contract (s) to a $ 240.00 to hit. This particular put had to be split into 17 different trades to be filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) has been $ 78.0K, with a price of $ 1,445.0 by contract. There was 1007 contracts open to this strike before today, and today 235 contract (s) have been bought and sold.

Option alert terminology
Call contracts: The right to buy shares as stated in the contract.
Sales contracts: The right to sell shares as stated in the contract.
Expiration date: When the contract expires. You have to act on the contract on this date if you want to use it.
Price of the premium / option: The contract price.

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