UnitedHealth Group Whale Trades For May 02

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on UnitedHealth Group UNH.

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 UNH, 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 12 uncommon options trades for UnitedHealth Group.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 33% bullish and 66%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 10 are puts, for a total amount of $364,528, and 2 are calls, for a total amount of $213,400.

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 $455.0 to $530.0 for UnitedHealth Group 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 UnitedHealth Group'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 UnitedHealth Group's whale trades within a strike price range from $455.0 to $530.0 in the last 30 days.

UnitedHealth Group 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
UNH CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/17/22 $510.00 $156.0K 1.0K 210
UNH CALL TRADE BULLISH 05/13/22 $455.00 $57.4K 1 10
UNH PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/17/22 $510.00 $49.1K 1.2K 48
UNH PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $510.00 $44.7K 361 48
UNH PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/17/22 $520.00 $41.3K 486 16

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
UNH CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/17/22 $510.00 $156.0K 1.0K 210
UNH CALL TRADE BULLISH 05/13/22 $455.00 $57.4K 1 10
UNH PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/17/22 $510.00 $49.1K 1.2K 48
UNH PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $510.00 $44.7K 361 48
UNH PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/17/22 $520.00 $41.3K 486 16

Where Is UnitedHealth Group Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 387,952, the price of UNH is down -0.22% at $507.45.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 73 days.

What The Experts Say On UnitedHealth Group:

  • Credit Suisse has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on UnitedHealth Group, which currently sits at a price target of $595.
  • SVB Leerink has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on UnitedHealth Group, which currently sits at a price target of $600.
  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Strong Buy rating on UnitedHealth Group, which currently sits at a price target of $620.
  • BMO Capital has decided to maintain their Market Perform rating on UnitedHealth Group, which currently sits at a price target of $600.
  • RBC Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on UnitedHealth Group, which currently sits at a price target of $588.

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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