APA Whale Trades For May 09

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

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 APA, 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 APA.

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, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $306,080, and 14 are calls, for a total amount of $939,072.

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 $25.0 to $55.0 for APA 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 APA'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 APA's whale trades within a strike price range from $25.0 to $55.0 in the last 30 days.

APA 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
APA CALL TRADE BEARISH 07/15/22 $30.00 $177.0K 1.4K 248
APA CALL SWEEP BEARISH 10/21/22 $50.00 $151.3K 1.5K 388
APA PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 05/13/22 $43.00 $96.4K 137 502
APA PUT SWEEP BULLISH 10/21/22 $47.50 $91.7K 422 90
APA PUT SWEEP BEARISH 05/13/22 $42.00 $79.3K 116 797

Where Is APA Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 11,416,084, the price of APA is down -14.7% at $37.62.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 86 days.

What The Experts Say On APA:

  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on APA, which currently sits at a price target of $56.
  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Strong Buy rating on APA, which currently sits at a price target of $75.
  • Barclays downgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $53
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on APA, which currently sits at 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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