Mosaic Whale Trades Spotted

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Mosaic MOS.

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 MOS, 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 18 uncommon options trades for Mosaic.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 27% bullish and 72%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 2 are puts, for a total amount of $159,619, and 16 are calls, for a total amount of $1,035,320.

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 $20.0 to $100.0 for Mosaic over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Mosaic options trades today is 2109.58 with a total volume of 4,126.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Mosaic's big money trades within a strike price range of $20.0 to $100.0 over the last 30 days.

Mosaic 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
MOS CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $50.00 $181.0K 1.9K 201
MOS CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 09/16/22 $50.00 $158.2K 1.9K 109
MOS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 04/01/22 $66.00 $132.8K 290 714
MOS CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $85.00 $115.9K 585 0
MOS CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $65.00 $114.9K 1.3K 129

Where Is Mosaic Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 4,154,801, the price of MOS is down -5.05% at $67.74.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 35 days.

What The Experts Say On Mosaic:

  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Mosaic, which currently sits at a price target of $80.
  • Citigroup has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Mosaic, which currently sits at a price target of $74.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $83
  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Mosaic, which currently sits at a price target of $57.
  • HSBC downgraded its action to Hold with a price target of $57

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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