Behind the Scenes of Mosaic's Latest Options Trends

Investors with a lot of money to spend have taken a bearish stance on Mosaic MOS.

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 MOS, 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 Mosaic.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 37% bullish and 50%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 6 are puts, for a total amount of $302,207, and 2 are calls, for a total amount of $87,942.

Projected Price Targets

After evaluating the trading volumes and Open Interest, it's evident that the major market movers are focusing on a price band between $20.0 and $44.75 for Mosaic, spanning the last three months.

Insights into Volume & Open Interest

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 Mosaic'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 Mosaic's whale trades within a strike price range from $20.0 to $44.75 in the last 30 days.

Mosaic 30-Day Option Volume & Interest Snapshot

Significant Options Trades Detected:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
MOS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/17/25 $11.6 $11.4 $11.6 $39.75 $148.4K 1.0K 5
MOS CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/20/24 $3.05 $3.0 $3.0 $27.50 $60.0K 733 24
MOS PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/17/25 $1.66 $1.62 $1.64 $24.75 $32.8K 4.8K 7
MOS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/17/25 $17.85 $16.15 $16.15 $44.75 $32.3K 1.9K 4
MOS PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/17/25 $1.69 $1.56 $1.6 $24.75 $32.0K 4.8K 336

About Mosaic

Formed in 2004 by the combination of IMC Global and Cargill's fertilizer business, Mosaic is one of the largest phosphate and potash producers in the world. The company's assets include phosphate rock mines in Florida, Brazil, and Peru and potash mines in Saskatchewan, New Mexico, and Brazil. Mosaic also runs a large fertilizer distribution operation in Brazil through its Mosiac Fertilizantes business, which the company acquired from Vale in 2018.

Having examined the options trading patterns of Mosaic, our attention now turns directly to the company. This shift allows us to delve into its present market position and performance

Mosaic's Current Market Status

  • With a volume of 5,970,844, the price of MOS is down -5.73% at $28.21.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 89 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.

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