This Is What Whales Are Betting On Cenovus Energy

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Cenovus Energy CVE.

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 CVE, 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 14 uncommon options trades for Cenovus Energy.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 21% bullish and 78%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 2 are puts, for a total amount of $222,425, and 12 are calls, for a total amount of $541,823.

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 $12.0 to $30.0 for Cenovus Energy over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Cenovus Energy options trades today is 4726.71 with a total volume of 10,851.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Cenovus Energy's big money trades within a strike price range of $12.0 to $30.0 over the last 30 days.

Cenovus Energy 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
CVE PUT SWEEP BULLISH 12/16/22 $29.00 $136.9K 1 166
CVE CALL SWEEP BEARISH 09/16/22 $23.00 $130.2K 640 798
CVE PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/17/22 $21.00 $85.4K 949 3.4K
CVE CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $25.00 $56.1K 6.3K 510
CVE CALL SWEEP BEARISH 12/16/22 $30.00 $49.0K 13.2K 447

Where Is Cenovus Energy Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 7,328,724, the price of CVE is down -3.25% at $21.46.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 43 days.

What The Experts Say On Cenovus Energy:

  • Credit Suisse has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Cenovus Energy, which currently sits at a price target of $37.
  • Goldman Sachs has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Cenovus Energy, which currently sits at a price target of $24.

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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