A Closer Look at PayPal Holdings's Options Market Dynamics

Financial giants have made a conspicuous bearish move on PayPal Holdings. Our analysis of options history for PayPal Holdings PYPL revealed 13 unusual trades.

Delving into the details, we found 30% of traders were bullish, while 46% showed bearish tendencies. Out of all the trades we spotted, 4 were puts, with a value of $208,185, and 9 were calls, valued at $607,206.

Projected Price Targets

Analyzing the Volume and Open Interest in these contracts, it seems that the big players have been eyeing a price window from $40.0 to $75.0 for PayPal Holdings during the past quarter.

Volume & Open Interest Trends

Assessing the volume and open interest is a strategic step in options trading. These metrics shed light on the liquidity and investor interest in PayPal Holdings's options at specified strike prices. The forthcoming data visualizes the fluctuation in volume and open interest for both calls and puts, linked to PayPal Holdings's substantial trades, within a strike price spectrum from $40.0 to $75.0 over the preceding 30 days.

PayPal Holdings Call and Put Volume: 30-Day Overview

Noteworthy Options Activity:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
PYPL CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/17/25 $18.75 $18.5 $18.61 $50.00 $186.1K 10.7K 0
PYPL PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/20/25 $6.4 $6.3 $6.3 $60.00 $108.9K 1.7K 1
PYPL CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/20/25 $8.75 $8.65 $8.65 $72.50 $84.7K 919 1
PYPL CALL TRADE BEARISH 12/20/24 $27.15 $26.5 $26.5 $40.00 $79.5K 36 0
PYPL CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/20/24 $5.9 $5.85 $5.85 $65.00 $57.9K 6.6K 6

About PayPal Holdings

PayPal was spun off from eBay in 2015 and provides electronic payment solutions to merchants and consumers, with a focus on online transactions. The company had 426 million active accounts at the end of 2023. The company also owns Venmo, a person-to-person payment platform.

After a thorough review of the options trading surrounding PayPal Holdings, we move to examine the company in more detail. This includes an assessment of its current market status and performance.

PayPal Holdings's Current Market Status

  • Trading volume stands at 3,459,303, with PYPL's price down by -2.25%, positioned at $64.44.
  • RSI indicators show the stock to be is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Earnings announcement expected in 84 days.

What The Experts Say On PayPal Holdings

5 market experts have recently issued ratings for this stock, with a consensus target price of $71.6.

  • An analyst from Mizuho persists with their Neutral rating on PayPal Holdings, maintaining a target price of $68.
  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from JMP Securities continues to hold a Market Outperform rating for PayPal Holdings, targeting a price of $82.
  • Consistent in their evaluation, an analyst from Evercore ISI Group keeps a In-Line rating on PayPal Holdings with a target price of $65.
  • Consistent in their evaluation, an analyst from Stephens & Co. keeps a Equal-Weight rating on PayPal Holdings with a target price of $75.
  • An analyst from Bernstein has decided to maintain their Market Perform rating on PayPal Holdings, which currently sits at a price target of $68.

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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