Biogen Whale Trades Spotted

Biogen Whale Trades Spotted

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Biogen BIIB.

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

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 17 options trades for Biogen.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 35% bullish and 64%, bearish.

Out of all of the options we uncovered, there was 1 put, for a total amount of $31,000, and 16, calls, for a total amount of $1,165,879..

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 $210.0 to $250.0 for Biogen 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 Biogen'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 Biogen's whale trades within a strike price range from $210.0 to $250.0 in the last 30 days.

Biogen 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
BIIB CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 10/21/22 $250.00 $122.8K 2.8K 637
BIIB CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 08/19/22 $220.00 $121.6K 2.5K 502
BIIB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $240.00 $103.9K 701 58
BIIB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 10/21/22 $250.00 $99.1K 2.8K 114
BIIB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 10/21/22 $250.00 $87.0K 2.8K 499

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
BIIB CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 10/21/22 $250.00 $122.8K 2.8K 637
BIIB CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 08/19/22 $220.00 $121.6K 2.5K 502
BIIB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $240.00 $103.9K 701 58
BIIB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 10/21/22 $250.00 $99.1K 2.8K 114
BIIB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 10/21/22 $250.00 $87.0K 2.8K 499

Where Is Biogen Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 175,472, the price of BIIB is down -1.3% at $211.27.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 89 days.

What The Experts Say On Biogen:

  • Cowen & Co. has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Biogen, which currently sits at a price target of $270.
  • Truist Securities has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Biogen, which currently sits at a price target of $270.
  • Needham has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Biogen, which currently sits at a price target of $250.
  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Biogen, which currently sits at a price target of $200.
  • Oppenheimer has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Biogen, which currently sits at a price target of $230.

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

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