A Closer Look at Walt Disney's Options Market Dynamics

Investors with a lot of money to spend have taken a bullish stance on Walt Disney DIS.

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 DIS, 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 17 uncommon options trades for Walt Disney.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 58% bullish and 23%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 7 are puts, for a total amount of $478,368, and 10 are calls, for a total amount of $445,702.

Projected Price Targets

Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range from $75.0 to $145.0 for Walt Disney over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In today's trading context, the average open interest for options of Walt Disney stands at 5334.09, with a total volume reaching 8,274.00. The accompanying chart delineates the progression of both call and put option volume and open interest for high-value trades in Walt Disney, situated within the strike price corridor from $75.0 to $145.0, throughout the last 30 days.

Walt Disney 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
DIS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/20/25 $11.35 $11.25 $11.25 $110.00 $120.3K 2.8K 107
DIS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/20/25 $11.35 $11.2 $11.25 $110.00 $118.1K 2.8K 212
DIS CALL SWEEP BULLISH 07/19/24 $1.15 $1.09 $1.15 $115.00 $92.0K 4.3K 803
DIS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/16/26 $22.4 $21.9 $22.4 $125.00 $73.9K 610 38
DIS CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/17/25 $33.6 $33.4 $33.6 $75.00 $67.2K 1.1K 20

About Walt Disney

Disney operates in three global business segments: entertainment, sports, and experiences. Entertainment and experiences both benefit from franchises and characters the firm has created over the course of a century. Entertainment includes the ABC broadcast network, several cable television networks, and the Disney+ and Hulu streaming services. Within the segment, Disney also engages in movie and television production and distribution, with content licensed to movie theaters, other content providers, or, increasingly, kept in-house for use on Disney's own streaming platform and television networks. The sports segment houses ESPN and the ESPN+ streaming service. Experiences contains Disney's theme parks and vacation destinations, and also benefits from merchandise licensing.

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

Current Position of Walt Disney

  • Currently trading with a volume of 6,660,249, the DIS's price is up by 0.08%, now at $105.88.
  • RSI readings suggest the stock is currently may be approaching oversold.
  • Anticipated earnings release is in 86 days.

What The Experts Say On Walt Disney

A total of 5 professional analysts have given their take on this stock in the last 30 days, setting an average price target of $133.8.

  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Wells Fargo continues to hold a Overweight rating for Walt Disney, targeting a price of $141.
  • Consistent in their evaluation, an analyst from Loop Capital keeps a Buy rating on Walt Disney with a target price of $140.
  • Consistent in their evaluation, an analyst from Deutsche Bank keeps a Buy rating on Walt Disney with a target price of $130.
  • An analyst from UBS has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Walt Disney, which currently sits at a price target of $130.
  • An analyst from Evercore ISI Group persists with their Outperform rating on Walt Disney, maintaining a target price of $128.

Options trading presents higher risks and potential rewards. Astute traders manage these risks by continually educating themselves, adapting their strategies, monitoring multiple indicators, and keeping a close eye on market movements. Stay informed about the latest Walt Disney options trades with real-time alerts from Benzinga Pro.

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