Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR).
And retail traders should know.
We noticed this today when the big position showed up on publicly available options history that we track here at Benzinga.
Whether this is an institution or just a wealthy individual, we don't know. But when something this big happens with TWTR, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.
So how do we know what this whale just did?
Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 17 uncommon options trades for Twitter.
This isn't normal.
The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 23% bullish and 76%, bearish.
Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 6 are puts, for a total amount of $717,625, and 11 are calls, for a total amount of $982,944.
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 $25.0 to $120.0 for Twitter over the last 3 months.
Volume & Open Interest Development
In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Twitter options trades today is 4279.89 with a total volume of 8,389.00.
In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Twitter's big money trades within a strike price range of $25.0 to $120.0 over the last 30 days.
Twitter Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days
Biggest Options Spotted:
|Symbol||PUT/CALL||Trade Type||Sentiment||Exp. Date||Strike Price||Total Trade Price||Open Interest||Volume|
Where Is Twitter Standing Right Now?
- With a volume of 2,699,427, the price of TWTR is down -1.54% at $42.76.
- RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
- Next earnings are expected to be released in 41 days.
What The Experts Say On Twitter:
- Citigroup has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Twitter, which currently sits at a price target of $47.
- JP Morgan has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Twitter, which currently sits at a price target of $70.
- Wedbush has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Twitter, which currently sits at a price target of $52.
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