Check Out What Whales Are Doing With BIDU

A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Baidu.

Looking at options history for Baidu BIDU we detected 16 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 12% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 87% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 12 are puts, for a total amount of $1,039,388 and 4, calls, for a total amount of $578,475.

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 $135.0 to $240.0 for Baidu over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Baidu options trades today is 1542.0 with a total volume of 2,767.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Baidu's big money trades within a strike price range of $135.0 to $240.0 over the last 30 days.

Baidu 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
BIDU PUT TRADE BEARISH 12/16/22 $135.00 $541.5K 178 482
BIDU CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $155.00 $424.0K 1.4K 401
BIDU PUT TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $195.00 $132.2K 34 0
BIDU CALL TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $140.00 $90.7K 1.8K 40
BIDU PUT TRADE BEARISH 07/01/22 $146.00 $52.7K 98 42

Where Is Baidu Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,833,529, the price of BIDU is up 6.32% at $140.21.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 58 days.

What The Experts Say On Baidu:

  • Citigroup has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Baidu, which currently sits at a price target of $223.
  • JP Morgan upgraded its action to Neutral with a price target of $125
  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Baidu, which currently sits at a price target of $235.
  • Benchmark has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Baidu, which currently sits at a price target of $270.

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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