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What Are Whales Doing With Home Depot

A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Home Depot.

Looking at options history for Home Depot HD we detected 12 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 16% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 83% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 9 are puts, for a total amount of $673,577 and 3, calls, for a total amount of $125,195.

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 $295.0 to $332.5 for Home Depot 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 Home Depot’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 Home Depot’s whale activity within a strike price range from $295.0 to $332.5 in the last 30 days.

Home Depot 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
HD PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 02/17/23 $295.00 $202.0K 33 100
HD PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 02/17/23 $295.00 $185.0K 33 200
HD PUT SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $322.50 $69.4K 1 36
HD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $300.00 $57.3K 2.7K 206
HD PUT SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $320.00 $45.3K 289 28
Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
HD PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 02/17/23 $295.00 $202.0K 33 100
HD PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 02/17/23 $295.00 $185.0K 33 200
HD PUT SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $322.50 $69.4K 1 36
HD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $300.00 $57.3K 2.7K 206
HD PUT SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $320.00 $45.3K 289 28

Where Is Home Depot Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,126,891, the price of HD is up 0.25% at $307.95.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 11 days.

What The Experts Say On Home Depot:

  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Home Depot, which currently sits at a price target of $350.

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 Home Depot, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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