This Is What Whales Are Betting On Align Tech

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Align Tech ALGN.

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 ALGN, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 12 options trades for Align Tech.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 41% bullish and 58%, bearish.

Out of all of the options we uncovered, 11 are puts, for a total amount of $746,027, and there was 1 call, for a total amount of $33,000.

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 $290.0 to $640.0 for Align Tech 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 Align Tech'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 Align Tech's whale activity within a strike price range from $290.0 to $640.0 in the last 30 days.

Align Tech 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
ALGN PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $290.00 $191.5K 12 41
ALGN PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $560.00 $111.2K 39 0
ALGN PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $640.00 $108.0K 26 3
ALGN PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 04/29/22 $330.00 $74.5K 58 16
ALGN PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $360.00 $56.2K 25 9

Where Is Align Tech Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 2,094,165, the price of ALGN is down -22.17% at $280.52.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 90 days.

What The Experts Say On Align Tech:

  • UBS has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Align Tech, which currently sits at a price target of $500.
  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Align Tech, which currently sits at a price target of $600.
  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Align Tech, which currently sits at a price target of $440.

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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