Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on General Motors (NYSE:GM).
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 GM, 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 27 uncommon options trades for General Motors.
This isn’t normal.
The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 40.74% bullish and 59.26%, bearish.
Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 6 are puts, for a total amount of $249,443.00, and 21 are calls, for a total amount of $1,081,086.00.
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 $40.0 to $95.0 for General Motors 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 General Motors’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 General Motors’s whale activity within a strike price range from $40.0 to $95.0 in the last 30 days.
General Motors 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 General Motors Standing Right Now?
- With a volume of 4,434,316.00, the price of GM is down -1.62% at $62.03.
- RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
- Next earnings are expected to be released in 77 days.
What The Experts Say On General Motors:
- Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on General Motors, which currently sits at a price target of $68.0.
- Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on General Motors, which currently sits at a price target of $75.0.
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