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Tue. 12 Oct 2021, 12:47pm ETBenzinga
In: Options

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.

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
AAPL CALL SWEEP BULLISH 10/15/21 $145.00 $31.9K 77.9K 60.5K
MU PUT SWEEP BEARISH 10/15/21 $67.00 $41.5K 4.4K 5.0K
AMD PUT SWEEP BULLISH 10/15/21 $105.00 $26.1K 52.0K 4.8K
PAGS CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $50.00 $177.7K 4.3K 3.9K
NVDA CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 11/19/21 $210.00 $860.0K 29.8K 2.4K
MARA CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 10/15/21 $41.00 $38.5K 2.5K 2.3K
MA CALL SWEEP BULLISH 11/19/21 $355.00 $214.2K 9.5K 1.5K
FOUR CALL TRADE BEARISH 11/19/21 $80.00 $110.0K 2.3K 510
ZEN CALL SWEEP BULLISH 11/19/21 $120.00 $168.0K 388 421
MSFT PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/16/23 $135.00 $77.4K 53 400

Explanation

These itemized elaborations have been created using the accompanying table.

• For AAPL (NASDAQ:AAPL), we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 3 day(s) on October 15, 2021. This event was a transfer of 994 contract(s) at a $145.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 33 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $31.9K, with a price of $32.0 per contract. There were 77986 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 60500 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MU (NASDAQ:MU), we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bearish, expiring in 3 day(s) on October 15, 2021. This event was a transfer of 308 contract(s) at a $67.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 16 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $41.5K, with a price of $135.0 per contract. There were 4428 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 5077 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For AMD (NASDAQ:AMD), we notice a put option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 3 day(s) on October 15, 2021. This event was a transfer of 206 contract(s) at a $105.00 strike. This particular put needed to be split into 18 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $26.1K, with a price of $127.0 per contract. There were 52051 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 4814 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding PAGS (NYSE:PAGS), we observe a call option sweep with bullish sentiment. It expires in 465 day(s) on January 20, 2023. Parties traded 404 contract(s) at a $50.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 15 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $177.7K, with a price of $440.0 per contract. There were 4318 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 3956 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding NVDA (NASDAQ:NVDA), we observe a call option sweep with neutral sentiment. It expires in 38 day(s) on November 19, 2021. Parties traded 910 contract(s) at a $210.00 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 $860.0K, with a price of $945.0 per contract. There were 29833 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2495 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MARA (NASDAQ:MARA), we notice a call option sweep that happens to be neutral, expiring in 3 day(s) on October 15, 2021. This event was a transfer of 296 contract(s) at a $41.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 35 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $38.5K, with a price of $130.0 per contract. There were 2517 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 2333 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MA (NYSE:MA), we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 38 day(s) on November 19, 2021. This event was a transfer of 249 contract(s) at a $355.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 24 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $214.2K, with a price of $860.0 per contract. There were 9541 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 1575 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• Regarding FOUR (NYSE:FOUR), we observe a call option trade with bearish sentiment. It expires in 38 day(s) on November 19, 2021. Parties traded 500 contract(s) at a $80.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $110.0K, with a price of $220.0 per contract. There were 2351 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 510 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For ZEN (NYSE:ZEN), we notice a call option sweep that happens to be bullish, expiring in 38 day(s) on November 19, 2021. This event was a transfer of 420 contract(s) at a $120.00 strike. This particular call needed to be split into 30 different trades to become filled. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $168.0K, with a price of $400.0 per contract. There were 388 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 421 contract(s) were bought and sold.

• For MSFT (NASDAQ:MSFT), we notice a put option trade that happens to be bullish, expiring in 612 day(s) on June 16, 2023. This event was a transfer of 200 contract(s) at a $135.00 strike. The total cost received by the writing party (or parties) was $77.4K, with a price of $387.0 per contract. There were 53 open contracts at this strike prior to today, and today 400 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 about unusual options activity.