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Taiwan Semiconductor Whale Trades Spotted

A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Taiwan Semiconductor. Looking at options history for Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM) we detected 11 strange trades.

Benzinga · 12/29/2021 10:51

A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Taiwan Semiconductor.

Looking at options history for Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM) we detected 11 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 27% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 72% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $293,154 and 7, calls, for a total amount of $263,618.

What's The Price Target?

Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range from $100.0 to $130.0 for Taiwan Semiconductor over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is a powerful move while trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for Taiwan Semiconductor's options for a given strike price. Below, we can observe the evolution of the volume and open interest of calls and puts, respectively, for all of Taiwan Semiconductor's whale trades within a strike price range from $100.0 to $130.0 in the last 30 days.

Taiwan Semiconductor Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Options Call Chart

Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
TSM PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/21/22 $124.00 $118.3K 96 263
TSM PUT SWEEP BULLISH 02/18/22 $125.00 $79.8K 1.3K 121
TSM PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/21/22 $110.00 $66.7K 25.4K 1.6K
TSM CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/21/22 $120.00 $48.9K 25.1K 214
TSM CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/21/22 $125.00 $47.7K 13.6K 45

Where Is Taiwan Semiconductor Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,197,630, the price of TSM is down -0.64% at $121.28.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 15 days.

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