Unusual Options Activity & Dark Pool Volumes in Genius Sports Limited (GENI) and Aterian, Inc. (ATER)

Unusual Options Activity & Dark Pool Volumes in Genius Sports Limited (GENI) and Aterian, Inc. (ATER)
Seen above, the significant dark pool volume transpired today in the amount of 223,377 units traded.

Unusual Options Activity in Genius Sports Limited (GENI)

Today, among the underlying components of the NYSE, we saw unusual or noteworthy options trading volume and activity in Genius Sports Limited (GENI), which opened today at $19.37.

Genius Sports Limited’s daily price, in blue, there was a high today of 40,299 call volume, seen in green. 

GENI’s average 30 day call volume is 3,800, meaning that today’s volume is 1060% greater than its mean.

This activity comes after Genius Sports Limited reported its Q2 earnings, with a diluted net loss per share of $3.08, compared with $0.11 loss per share a year earlier.

Genius Sports Limited’s most active chains

Seen above are Genius Sports Limited’s most active chains, with the September 17th, 2021 chain being the most active at the $30 strike call option, with its volume today above its open interest, 8,128 to 6,657 respectively.

Noteworthy Dark Flow Volumes in Genius Sports Limited (GENI)

Alongside the unusual options activity detected by the Unusual Whales Flow, there were also noteworthy or significant dark pool volumes on Genius Sports Limited on several dates prior to this options activity.

GENI's noteworthy dark pool volumes.

Seen above, dark pool trades have been consistently buying at the ask with lot sizes of 125,000 or greater, amounting to more than $28,000,000 in premium for larger whale orders.  71.0% of all dark pool orders have come in as purchases at the ask.

Seen above, the significant dark pool volume transpired primarily on August 31st, 2021, in the amount of 1,074,290 units traded.

Unusual Options Activity in Aterian, Inc. (ATER)

Finally, in the Nasdaq Capital Market (NasdaqCM), we saw unusual or noteworthy options trading volume and activity in Aterian, Inc. (ATER), which opened today at $7.16.  This unusual activity was dated at and around September 1st, 2021 until today, September 8th, 2021.

Notably, there was an order for 200 contracts traded on the $10 strike call option at the bid, dated for September 17th, 2021, representing approximately 20,000 shares.

There were other orders on the flow of similar sizes, but almost all were calls traded at the bid for the $4.5, $7, $10, and $12.5 strike call options for the same date.

These orders come after Alterian, Inc’s previous run last week, where it soared due to heavy or significant trading volume.

ATER's price in blue, call volume in green, put volume in red, and open interest in yellow.

Per the chart above, representing Aterian, Inc.’s daily price, in blue, there was a high today of 83,103 call volume, seen in green.  Last week, on September 1st, 2021, ATER’s call volume had reached a high 96,104.

ATER's option chain breakdowns by number of call to puts, volumes, premiums, asks versus bids, and bears versus bulls.

Seen above are today’s Aterian, Inc.’s options chain breakdowns, revealing that calls are at 88% of total volume, with 52.6% of whales trading bullish premium.  The aggregate order flow represents 77.5% of whales trading calls, with 51.5% of overall flow for today's trading being in bullish premium.

Aterian, Inc.’s 30 day call volume is 11,900, with its three day volume now at 48,900, and today’s volume already at 86,222 at the time of this writing, which represents a 725% increase over the 30 day mean.

Noteworthy Dark Flow Volumes in Aterian, Inc. (ATER)

Alongside the unusual options activity detected by the Unusual Whales Flow, there were also noteworthy or significant dark pool volumes Aterian, Inc. today.

Aterian Inc.'s Dark Pool Flow

Seen above, dark pool trades have been consistently buying at the ask, with 67.1% of orders being as purchase at the ask, 11.7% above the ask, and 21.2% as sells at the bid or below.  Sentiments of these noteworthy trades above are represented by 66.7% of bulls and 16.7% as bears, along with 8.3% overwhelmingly (“super”) bullish, and another 8.3% as overwhelmingly bearish.

Seen above, the significant dark pool volume transpired today in the amount of 223,377 units traded.

For further information on the unusual options and dark pool activity of GENI and ATER, visit unusualwhales.com.