Dell Technologies Inc. (NYSE:DVMT) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 1,277 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 96 put options.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered Dell Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd.

In related news, insider David I. Goulden sold 4,700 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.93, for a total value of $380,371.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 20,755 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,679,702.15. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Dell Technologies Inc sold 435,682 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $109.31, for a total value of $47,624,399.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 454,482 shares of company stock valued at $49,184,799 in the last quarter. 45.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Whittier Trust Co. boosted its position in Dell Technologies by 9.3% during the 3rd quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 9,494 shares of the company’s stock worth $733,000 after acquiring an additional 808 shares during the period. Burren Capital Advisors Ltd boosted its position in Dell Technologies by 2.6% during the 3rd quarter. Burren Capital Advisors Ltd now owns 44,654 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,448,000 after acquiring an additional 1,126 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its position in Dell Technologies by 2.8% during the 3rd quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 42,056 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,247,000 after acquiring an additional 1,156 shares during the period. TCW Group Inc. boosted its position in Dell Technologies by 1.9% during the 3rd quarter. TCW Group Inc. now owns 63,667 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,916,000 after acquiring an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in Dell Technologies by 0.4% during the 3rd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 356,229 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,446,000 after acquiring an additional 1,290 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 23.13% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Dell Technologies (NYSE DVMT) opened at $88.49 on Friday. Dell Technologies has a 1 year low of $57.64 and a 1 year high of $88.95. The company has a market capitalization of $68,006.12, a PE ratio of -12.21 and a beta of 0.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.98, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a current ratio of 0.85.

Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported $1.57 EPS for the quarter. Dell Technologies had a positive return on equity of 21.53% and a negative net margin of 4.50%.

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About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies Inc, formerly Denali Holding Inc, is a provider of information technology solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Client Solutions and Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG). The Client Solutions segment includes sales to commercial and consumer customers of desktops, thin client products and notebooks, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals closely tied to the sale of Client Solutions hardware.

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