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This Is What Whales Are Betting On Upstart Holdings

Someone with a lot of money to spend (and possibly insider knowledge) has taken a bearish stance on Upstart Holdings(NASDAQ:UPST).

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 UPST, 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 Upstart Holdings.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 40.0% bullish and 60.0%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $503,144, and 5 are calls, for a total amount of $12,110,531.

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 $340.0 to $440.0 for Upstart Holdings 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 Upstart Holdings’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 Upstart Holdings’s whale activity within a strike price range from $340.0 to $440.0 in the last 30 days.

Upstart Holdings 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
UPST CALL SWEEP BULLISH 10/29/21 $340.00 $7.0M 2.1K 2.0K
UPST CALL TRADE BEARISH 10/29/21 $360.00 $4.6M 108 2.0K
UPST CALL SWEEP BEARISH 10/22/21 $400.00 $214.0K 204 2.9K
UPST CALL SWEEP BULLISH 10/22/21 $400.00 $178.4K 204 4.2K
UPST PUT SWEEP BEARISH 10/15/21 $360.00 $138.8K 40 1.5K

Where Is Upstart Holdings Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 3,060,196, the price of UPST is up 5.94% at $365.39.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 40 days.

What The Experts Say On Upstart Holdings:

  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Upstart Holdings, which currently sits at a price target of $345.0.
  • JMP Securities has decided to maintain their Market Outperform rating on Upstart Holdings, which currently sits at a price target of $327.0.

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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