Looking At Avis Budget Gr's Recent Whale Trades

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Avis Budget Gr CAR.

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 CAR, 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 47 uncommon options trades for Avis Budget Gr.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 61% bullish and 38%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 23 are puts, for a total amount of $1,044,644, and 24 are calls, for a total amount of $1,090,451.

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 $95.0 to $500.0 for Avis Budget Gr over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is an insightful way to conduct due diligence on a stock.

This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for Avis Budget Gr'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 Avis Budget Gr's whale activity within a strike price range from $95.0 to $500.0 in the last 30 days.

Avis Budget Gr 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
CAR CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/20/22 $450.00 $136.6K 3 271
CAR PUT TRADE BULLISH 08/19/22 $300.00 $111.8K 2 20
CAR CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/20/22 $380.00 $86.4K 35 351
CAR PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/17/22 $260.00 $78.0K 15 91
CAR PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/17/22 $260.00 $78.0K 15 51

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
CAR CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/20/22 $450.00 $136.6K 3 271
CAR PUT TRADE BULLISH 08/19/22 $300.00 $111.8K 2 20
CAR CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/20/22 $380.00 $86.4K 35 351
CAR PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/17/22 $260.00 $78.0K 15 91
CAR PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/17/22 $260.00 $78.0K 15 51

Where Is Avis Budget Gr Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,332,818, the price of CAR is up 10.24% at $314.56.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 12 days.

What The Experts Say On Avis Budget Gr:

  • Barclays upgraded its action to Equal-Weight with a price target of $245
  • B of A Securities downgraded its action to Underperform with a price target of $240

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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