This Is What Whales Are Betting On Fortinet

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Fortinet FTNT.

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 FTNT, 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 13 uncommon options trades for Fortinet.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 7% bullish and 92%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $671,485, and 8 are calls, for a total amount of $1,028,463.

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 $100.0 to $350.0 for Fortinet 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 Fortinet'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 Fortinet's whale activity within a strike price range from $100.0 to $350.0 in the last 30 days.

Fortinet 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
FTNT CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $100.00 $768.7K 62 42
FTNT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 09/16/22 $270.00 $296.4K 68 112
FTNT PUT TRADE BEARISH 06/17/22 $310.00 $275.4K 187 65
FTNT CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $350.00 $68.4K 208 33
FTNT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $250.00 $42.1K 37 0

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
FTNT CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $100.00 $768.7K 62 42
FTNT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 09/16/22 $270.00 $296.4K 68 112
FTNT PUT TRADE BEARISH 06/17/22 $310.00 $275.4K 187 65
FTNT CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $350.00 $68.4K 208 33
FTNT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $250.00 $42.1K 37 0

Where Is Fortinet Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,092,198, the price of FTNT is down -3.94% at $275.23.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 0 days.

What The Experts Say On Fortinet:

  • Wedbush has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Fortinet, which currently sits at a price target of $370.

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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