Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Halliburton (NYSE:HAL).
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 HAL, 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 14 uncommon options trades for Halliburton.
This isn’t normal.
The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 50% bullish and 50%, bearish.
Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 3 are puts, for a total amount of $106,057, and 11 are calls, for a total amount of $428,468.
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 $12.5 to $30.0 for Halliburton 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 Halliburton’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 Halliburton’s whale trades within a strike price range from $12.5 to $30.0 in the last 30 days.
Halliburton 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 Halliburton Standing Right Now?
- With a volume of 7,116,551, the price of HAL is up 2.04% at $28.0.
- RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
- Next earnings are expected to be released in 11 days.
What The Experts Say On Halliburton:
- JP Morgan upgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $32
- Morgan Stanley upgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $30
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