Check Out What Whales Are Doing With ISRG

Check Out What Whales Are Doing With ISRG

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Intuitive Surgical ISRG.

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 ISRG, 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 Intuitive Surgical.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 57% bullish and 42%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 3 are puts, for a total amount of $82,440, and 11 are calls, for a total amount of $830,181.

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 $170.0 to $280.0 for Intuitive Surgical over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is an insightful way to conduct due diligence on a stock.

This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for Intuitive Surgical'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 Intuitive Surgical's whale activity within a strike price range from $170.0 to $280.0 in the last 30 days.

Intuitive Surgical 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
ISRG CALL SWEEP BULLISH 08/19/22 $230.00 $175.5K 786 474
ISRG CALL TRADE BULLISH 10/21/22 $220.00 $160.0K 48 0
ISRG CALL SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $217.50 $108.8K 431 125
ISRG CALL SWEEP BEARISH 07/29/22 $222.50 $60.0K 64 1.0K
ISRG CALL TRADE BEARISH 07/29/22 $222.50 $60.0K 64 694

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
ISRG CALL SWEEP BULLISH 08/19/22 $230.00 $175.5K 786 474
ISRG CALL TRADE BULLISH 10/21/22 $220.00 $160.0K 48 0
ISRG CALL SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $217.50 $108.8K 431 125
ISRG CALL SWEEP BEARISH 07/29/22 $222.50 $60.0K 64 1.0K
ISRG CALL TRADE BEARISH 07/29/22 $222.50 $60.0K 64 694

Where Is Intuitive Surgical Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,573,187, the price of ISRG is up 4.53% at $221.44.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 85 days.

What The Experts Say On Intuitive Surgical:

  • RBC Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Intuitive Surgical, which currently sits at a price target of $285.
  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Intuitive Surgical, which currently sits at a price target of $294.
  • BTIG has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Intuitive Surgical, which currently sits at a price target of $247.
  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Intuitive Surgical, which currently sits at a price target of $255.
  • Citigroup has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Intuitive Surgical, which currently sits at a price target of $243.

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

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