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This Is What Whales Are Betting On Abbott Laboratories

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Abbott Laboratories ABT.

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 ABT, 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 11 uncommon options trades for Abbott Laboratories.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 63% bullish and 36%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $1,154,054, and 6 are calls, for a total amount of $286,815.

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 $120.0 for Abbott Laboratories 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 Abbott Laboratories’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 Abbott Laboratories’s whale activity within a strike price range from $85.0 to $120.0 in the last 30 days.

Abbott Laboratories 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
ABT PUT TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $100.00 $842.4K 4.1K 0
ABT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $95.00 $198.7K 2.1K 289
ABT CALL TRADE BULLISH 06/16/23 $85.00 $91.9K 16 33
ABT CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $120.00 $69.1K 3.0K 639
ABT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $110.00 $42.5K 2.2K 176
Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
ABT PUT TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $100.00 $842.4K 4.1K 0
ABT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $95.00 $198.7K 2.1K 289
ABT CALL TRADE BULLISH 06/16/23 $85.00 $91.9K 16 33
ABT CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $120.00 $69.1K 3.0K 639
ABT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $110.00 $42.5K 2.2K 176

Where Is Abbott Laboratories Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,801,047, the price of ABT is down -0.66% at $109.0.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 75 days.

What The Experts Say On Abbott Laboratories:

  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Abbott Laboratories, which currently sits at a price target of $132.
  • BTIG has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Abbott Laboratories, which currently sits at a price target of $126.
  • Stifel has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Abbott Laboratories, which currently sits at a price target of $126.
  • RBC Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Abbott Laboratories, which currently sits at a price target of $132.
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Abbott Laboratories, which currently sits at a price target of $134.

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 Abbott Laboratories, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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