Looking At Wells Fargo's Recent Whale Trades

Looking At Wells Fargo's Recent Whale Trades

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Wells Fargo WFC.

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 WFC, 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 27 uncommon options trades for Wells Fargo.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 55% bullish and 44%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 11 are puts, for a total amount of $871,906, and 16 are calls, for a total amount of $1,258,898.

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 $30.0 to $50.0 for Wells Fargo over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Wells Fargo options trades today is 15772.71 with a total volume of 37,409.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Wells Fargo's big money trades within a strike price range of $30.0 to $50.0 over the last 30 days.

Wells Fargo 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
WFC CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $45.00 $446.0K 6.4K 10.1K
WFC PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $40.00 $262.5K 27.8K 510
WFC PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $30.00 $142.7K 14.5K 3.0K
WFC CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $45.00 $107.5K 6.4K 4.1K
WFC PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $50.00 $80.0K 5.3K 100

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
WFC CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $45.00 $446.0K 6.4K 10.1K
WFC PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $40.00 $262.5K 27.8K 510
WFC PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $30.00 $142.7K 14.5K 3.0K
WFC CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $45.00 $107.5K 6.4K 4.1K
WFC PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $50.00 $80.0K 5.3K 100

Where Is Wells Fargo Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 11,647,877, the price of WFC is up 3.54% at $42.65.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 86 days.

What The Experts Say On Wells Fargo:

  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Wells Fargo, which currently sits at a price target of $52.
  • Citigroup has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Wells Fargo, which currently sits at a price target of $47.
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Wells Fargo, which currently sits at a price target of $62.
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Wells Fargo, which currently sits at a price target of $59.
  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Wells Fargo, which currently sits at a price target of $58.

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 Wells Fargo, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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