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What Are Whales Doing With Verizon Communications

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Verizon Communications VZ.

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 VZ, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga’s options scanner spotted 10 options trades for Verizon Communications.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 70% bullish and 30%, bearish.

Out of all of the options we uncovered, there was 1 put, for a total amount of $116,800, and 9, calls, for a total amount of $988,794..

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 $45.0 to $50.0 for Verizon Communications 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 Verizon Communications’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 Verizon Communications’s whale trades within a strike price range from $45.0 to $50.0 in the last 30 days.

Verizon Communications 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
VZ CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 07/15/22 $50.00 $266.0K 18.7K 1.7K
VZ CALL TRADE BEARISH 10/21/22 $45.00 $158.2K 2.1K 368
VZ CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $50.00 $139.6K 20.1K 400
VZ CALL SWEEP BULLISH 10/21/22 $45.00 $124.2K 2.1K 180
VZ PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $50.00 $116.8K 24.0K 400
Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
VZ CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 07/15/22 $50.00 $266.0K 18.7K 1.7K
VZ CALL TRADE BEARISH 10/21/22 $45.00 $158.2K 2.1K 368
VZ CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $50.00 $139.6K 20.1K 400
VZ CALL SWEEP BULLISH 10/21/22 $45.00 $124.2K 2.1K 180
VZ PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $50.00 $116.8K 24.0K 400

Where Is Verizon Communications Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,109,801, the price of VZ is up 1.61% at $51.61.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 29 days.

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 Verizon Communications, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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