Looking At Xilinx's Recent Whale Trades

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Xilinx XLNX.

And retail traders should know.

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

Whether this is an institution or just a wealthy individual, we don't know. But when something this big happens with XLNX, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

So how do we know what this whale just did?

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 25 uncommon options trades for Xilinx.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 44% bullish and 56%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 19 are puts, for a total amount of $1,202,550, and 6 are calls, for a total amount of $451,292.

What's The Price Target?

Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range from $140.0 to $300.0 for Xilinx over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

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 Xilinx'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 Xilinx's whale trades within a strike price range from $140.0 to $300.0 in the last 30 days.

Xilinx Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
XLNX PUT SWEEP BEARISH 03/18/22 $150.00 $167.0K 474 125
XLNX PUT SWEEP BEARISH 02/18/22 $170.00 $146.2K 1.4K 85
XLNX PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $300.00 $134.5K 60 10
XLNX CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 03/18/22 $180.00 $127.3K 766 5
XLNX PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $140.00 $103.5K 5.1K 60

Where Is Xilinx Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 3,223,200, the price of XLNX is up 1.16% at $175.44.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 95 days.

What The Experts Say On Xilinx:

  • Deutsche Bank has decided to maintain their Hold rating on Xilinx, which currently sits at a price target of $190.
  • Rosenblatt has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Xilinx, which currently sits at a price target of $175.

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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