Check Out What Whales Are Doing With LULU

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Lululemon Athletica LULU.

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 LULU, 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 17 uncommon options trades for Lululemon Athletica.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 47% bullish and 52%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 15 are puts, for a total amount of $841,135, and 2 are calls, for a total amount of $139,400.

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 $190.0 to $350.0 for Lululemon Athletica over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Lululemon Athletica options trades today is 227.5 with a total volume of 1,216.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Lululemon Athletica's big money trades within a strike price range of $190.0 to $350.0 over the last 30 days.

Lululemon Athletica 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
LULU PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $320.00 $182.3K 14 27
LULU PUT TRADE BEARISH 07/15/22 $300.00 $85.0K 971 110
LULU PUT TRADE BEARISH 07/15/22 $300.00 $79.0K 971 161
LULU PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $240.00 $70.8K 356 160
LULU CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $290.00 $70.0K 76 21

Where Is Lululemon Athletica Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 737,898, the price of LULU is up 1.21% at $305.28.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 92 days.

What The Experts Say On Lululemon Athletica:

  • B. Riley Securities has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Lululemon Athletica, which currently sits at a price target of $440.
  • UBS has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Lululemon Athletica, which currently sits at a price target of $365.
  • Credit Suisse has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Lululemon Athletica, which currently sits at a price target of $410.
  • Deutsche Bank has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Lululemon Athletica, which currently sits at a price target of $427.
  • BTIG has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Lululemon Athletica, which currently sits at a price target of $420.

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