Spotlight on JD.com: Analyzing the Surge in Options Activity

Investors with a lot of money to spend have taken a bullish stance on JD.com JD.

And retail traders should know.

We noticed this today when the trades showed up on publicly available options history that we track here at Benzinga.

Whether these are institutions or just wealthy individuals, we don't know. But when something this big happens with JD, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

So how do we know what these investors just did?

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 8 uncommon options trades for JD.com.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 50% bullish and 50%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 3 are puts, for a total amount of $93,030, and 5 are calls, for a total amount of $149,418.

What's The Price Target?

Analyzing the Volume and Open Interest in these contracts, it seems that the big players have been eyeing a price window from $20.0 to $42.5 for JD.com during the past quarter.

Insights into Volume & Open Interest

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for JD.com options trades today is 3002.33 with a total volume of 1,108.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for JD.com's big money trades within a strike price range of $20.0 to $42.5 over the last 30 days.

JD.com Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Noteworthy Options Activity:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
JD PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/20/25 $32.50 $35.5K 134 0
JD CALL TRADE BEARISH 04/26/24 $30.00 $34.0K 434 80
JD CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/20/24 $42.50 $32.8K 1.2K 699
JD PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 04/19/24 $25.00 $30.2K 8.2K 0
JD CALL TRADE BULLISH 06/21/24 $20.00 $28.2K 3.1K 184

About JD.com

JD.com is a leading e-commerce platform with its 2022 China GMV being similar to Pinduoduo (GMV not reported), on our estimate, but still lower than Alibaba. it offers a wide selection of authentic products with speedy and reliable delivery. The company has built its own nationwide fulfilment infrastructure and last-mile delivery network, staffed by its own employees, which supports both its online direct sales, its online marketplace and omnichannel businesses.

Present Market Standing of JD.com

  • Currently trading with a volume of 4,291,980, the JD's price is down by -0.23%, now at $26.3.
  • RSI readings suggest the stock is currently may be approaching overbought.
  • Anticipated earnings release is in 43 days.

What The Experts Say On JD.com

Over the past month, 5 industry analysts have shared their insights on this stock, proposing an average target price of $36.2.

  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from HSBC continues to hold a Buy rating for JD.com, targeting a price of $39.
  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Loop Capital continues to hold a Hold rating for JD.com, targeting a price of $26.
  • An analyst from Susquehanna persists with their Neutral rating on JD.com, maintaining a target price of $28.
  • An analyst from Mizuho persists with their Buy rating on JD.com, maintaining a target price of $33.
  • An analyst from Benchmark has decided to maintain their Buy rating on JD.com, which currently sits at a price target of $55.

Trading options involves greater risks but also offers the potential for higher profits. Savvy traders mitigate these risks through ongoing education, strategic trade adjustments, utilizing various indicators, and staying attuned to market dynamics. Keep up with the latest options trades for JD.com with Benzinga Pro for real-time alerts.

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