A whale with a lot of money to spend (and possibly insider knowledge) has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Facebook.
Looking at options history for Facebook(NASDAQ:FB) we detected 45 strange trades.
If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 42.22% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 57.78% with bearish.
From the overall spotted trades, 17 are puts, for a total amount of $4,471,195 and 28, calls, for a total amount of $6,180,685.
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 $260.0 to $420.0 for Facebook 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 Facebook’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 Facebook’s whale activity within a strike price range from $260.0 to $420.0 in the last 30 days.
Facebook 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 Facebook Standing Right Now?
- With a volume of 14,500,029, the price of FB is down -1.73% at $319.83.
- RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
- Next earnings are expected to be released in 13 days.
What The Experts Say On Facebook:
- Goldman Sachs downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $455.0
- RBC Capital downgraded its action to Outperform with a price target of $425.0
- DZ Bank downgraded its action to Hold with a price target of $350.0
- Jefferies has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Facebook, which currently sits at a price target of $440.0.
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