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Looking At Bank of America's Recent Whale Trades

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Bank of America (NYSE:BAC). 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.

Benzinga · 06/09/2022 12:35

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Bank of America (NYSE:BAC).

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 BAC, 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 19 uncommon options trades for Bank of America.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 57% bullish and 42%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $379,510, and 15 are calls, for a total amount of $774,438.

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 $31.5 to $47.0 for Bank of America 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 Bank of America'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 Bank of America's whale trades within a strike price range from $31.5 to $47.0 in the last 30 days.

Bank of America 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
BAC PUT TRADE BULLISH 07/15/22 $35.00 $220.8K 7.0K 3.4K
BAC CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $40.00 $99.6K 73.9K 795
BAC CALL SWEEP BEARISH 07/15/22 $35.00 $94.4K 3.7K 1.1K
BAC CALL SWEEP BULLISH 08/19/22 $38.00 $93.7K 6.2K 1.0K
BAC CALL SWEEP BULLISH 11/18/22 $36.00 $78.2K 332 614

Where Is Bank of America Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 18,631,684, the price of BAC is down -2.61% at $34.95.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 34 days.

Options are a riskier asset compared to just trading the stock, but they have higher profit potential. Serious options traders manage this risk by educating themselves daily, scaling in and out of trades, following more than one indicator, and following the markets closely.

If you want to stay updated on the latest options trades for Bank of America, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.