Newmont Unusual Options Activity

Deep-pocketed investors have adopted a bearish approach towards Newmont NEM, and it's something market players shouldn't ignore. Our tracking of public options records at Benzinga unveiled this significant move today. The identity of these investors remains unknown, but such a substantial move in NEM usually suggests something big is about to happen.

We gleaned this information from our observations today when Benzinga's options scanner highlighted 9 extraordinary options activities for Newmont. This level of activity is out of the ordinary.

The general mood among these heavyweight investors is divided, with 44% leaning bullish and 55% bearish. Among these notable options, 2 are puts, totaling $250,920, and 7 are calls, amounting to $805,535.

Predicted Price Range

Based on the trading activity, it appears that the significant investors are aiming for a price territory stretching from $30.0 to $42.5 for Newmont over the recent three months.

Analyzing Volume & Open Interest

Examining the volume and open interest provides crucial insights into stock research. This information is key in gauging liquidity and interest levels for Newmont's options at certain strike prices. Below, we present a snapshot of the trends in volume and open interest for calls and puts across Newmont's significant trades, within a strike price range of $30.0 to $42.5, over the past month.

Newmont Call and Put Volume: 30-Day Overview

Significant Options Trades Detected:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
NEM CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/21/24 $7.85 $7.75 $7.76 $30.00 $194.7K 3.2K 501
NEM CALL SWEEP BEARISH 09/20/24 $4.95 $4.8 $4.8 $35.00 $178.5K 19.5K 1.0K
NEM CALL SWEEP BEARISH 09/20/24 $4.85 $4.8 $4.8 $35.00 $175.2K 19.5K 516
NEM PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/17/25 $7.8 $7.5 $7.5 $42.50 $156.7K 3.0K 154
NEM CALL SWEEP BULLISH 06/21/24 $7.95 $7.05 $7.75 $30.00 $96.8K 3.2K 125

About Newmont

Newmont is the world's largest gold miner. It bought Goldcorp in 2019, combined its Nevada mines in a joint venture with competitor Barrick later that year, and also purchased competitor Newcrest in November 2023. Its portfolio includes 17 wholly or majority owned mines and interests in two joint ventures in the Americas, Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. The company is expected to produce roughly 6.9 million ounces of gold in 2024. However, after buying Newcrest, Newmont is likely to sell a number of its higher cost, smaller mines accounting for 20% of forecast sales in 2024. Newmont also produces material amounts of copper, silver, zinc, and lead as byproducts. It had about two decades of gold reserves along with significant byproduct reserves at end December 2023.

In light of the recent options history for Newmont, it's now appropriate to focus on the company itself. We aim to explore its current performance.

Present Market Standing of Newmont

  • Currently trading with a volume of 646,912, the NEM's price is up by 0.19%, now at $37.3.
  • RSI readings suggest the stock is currently may be approaching overbought.
  • Anticipated earnings release is in 21 days.

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