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This Is What Whales Are Betting On Charles Schwab

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Charles Schwab SCHW.

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 SCHW, 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 10 uncommon options trades for Charles Schwab.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 40% bullish and 60%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $157,387, and 6 are calls, for a total amount of $282,896.

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 $55.0 to $92.5 for Charles Schwab over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Charles Schwab options trades today is 1308.25 with a total volume of 3,402.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Charles Schwab’s big money trades within a strike price range of $55.0 to $92.5 over the last 30 days.

Charles Schwab 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
SCHW CALL TRADE BEARISH 03/17/23 $55.00 $89.1K 30 30
SCHW CALL SWEEP BEARISH 03/17/23 $92.50 $64.7K 17 621
SCHW PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/27/23 $83.00 $52.4K 59 1.7K
SCHW PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/27/23 $83.00 $43.0K 59 151
SCHW CALL SWEEP BEARISH 03/17/23 $85.00 $42.3K 1.1K 173

Where Is Charles Schwab Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 2,586,530, the price of SCHW is up 1.49% at $84.35.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 11 days.

What The Experts Say On Charles Schwab:

  • Goldman Sachs upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $98
  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Charles Schwab, which currently sits at a price target of $83.

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 Charles Schwab, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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