What Are Whales Doing With Deere

What Are Whales Doing With Deere

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

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 DE, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 10 options trades for Deere.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 30% bullish and 70%, bearish.

Out of all of the options we uncovered, 9 are puts, for a total amount of $1,094,807, and there was 1 call, for a total amount of $34,500.

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 $270.0 to $305.0 for Deere 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 Deere'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 Deere's whale trades within a strike price range from $270.0 to $305.0 in the last 30 days.

Deere 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
DE PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $280.00 $596.2K 377 150
DE PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $270.00 $134.2K 1.2K 65
DE PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $300.00 $105.5K 694 22
DE PUT TRADE BEARISH 08/19/22 $290.00 $80.6K 867 78
DE PUT TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $300.00 $53.2K 694 0

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
DE PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $280.00 $596.2K 377 150
DE PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $270.00 $134.2K 1.2K 65
DE PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $300.00 $105.5K 694 22
DE PUT TRADE BEARISH 08/19/22 $290.00 $80.6K 867 78
DE PUT TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $300.00 $53.2K 694 0

Where Is Deere Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 515,800, the price of DE is down -0.2% at $295.37.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 37 days.

What The Experts Say On Deere:

  • JP Morgan has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Deere, which currently sits at a price target of $325.
  • Citigroup upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $340

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.

If you want to stay updated on the latest options trades for Deere, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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