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Freeport-McMoRan Whale Trades Spotted

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Freeport-McMoRan FCX.

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 FCX, 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 30 uncommon options trades for Freeport-McMoRan.

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, 14 are puts, for a total amount of $1,029,172, and 16 are calls, for a total amount of $992,291.

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 $25.0 to $75.0 for Freeport-McMoRan 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 Freeport-McMoRan’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 Freeport-McMoRan’s whale trades within a strike price range from $25.0 to $75.0 in the last 30 days.

Freeport-McMoRan 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
FCX PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 09/16/22 $28.00 $354.0K 5.9K 2.0K
FCX CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $40.00 $270.0K 6.1K 3.0K
FCX PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $35.00 $134.3K 13.2K 202
FCX CALL SWEEP BULLISH 07/15/22 $35.00 $128.9K 2.5K 3.4K
FCX PUT TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $75.00 $91.3K 1 21
Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
FCX PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 09/16/22 $28.00 $354.0K 5.9K 2.0K
FCX CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $40.00 $270.0K 6.1K 3.0K
FCX PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $35.00 $134.3K 13.2K 202
FCX CALL SWEEP BULLISH 07/15/22 $35.00 $128.9K 2.5K 3.4K
FCX PUT TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $75.00 $91.3K 1 21

Where Is Freeport-McMoRan Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 6,004,665, the price of FCX is down -6.57% at $31.8.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 29 days.

What The Experts Say On Freeport-McMoRan:

  • Credit Suisse upgraded its action to Neutral with a price target of $38

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 Freeport-McMoRan, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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