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This Is What Whales Are Betting On Marathon Petroleum

A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Marathon Petroleum. Looking at options history for Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) we detected 21 strange trades.

Benzinga · 06/09/2022 15:24

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

Looking at options history for Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) we detected 21 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 38% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 61% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $428,320 and 17, calls, for a total amount of $1,146,884.

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 $85.0 to $140.0 for Marathon Petroleum over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is an insightful way to conduct due diligence on a stock.

This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for Marathon Petroleum'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 Marathon Petroleum's whale activity within a strike price range from $85.0 to $140.0 in the last 30 days.

Marathon Petroleum 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
MPC PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $100.00 $312.0K 373 400
MPC CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $90.00 $226.8K 2.2K 71
MPC CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 09/16/22 $115.00 $163.9K 1.8K 11
MPC CALL TRADE BEARISH 10/21/22 $115.00 $109.2K 142 145
MPC CALL SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $110.00 $72.4K 2.7K 89

Where Is Marathon Petroleum Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 4,053,041, the price of MPC is up 0.15% at $113.03.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 55 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.

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