This Is What Whales Are Betting On Mastercard

This Is What Whales Are Betting On Mastercard

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Mastercard MA.

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 MA, 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 17 uncommon options trades for Mastercard.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 58% bullish and 41%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 11 are puts, for a total amount of $594,675, and 6 are calls, for a total amount of $233,285.

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 $330.0 to $370.0 for Mastercard 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 Mastercard'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 Mastercard's whale trades within a strike price range from $330.0 to $370.0 in the last 30 days.

Mastercard 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
MA PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $360.00 $91.8K 42 34
MA PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $355.00 $77.1K 1.6K 23
MA PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $360.00 $65.9K 42 59
MA CALL TRADE BEARISH 08/19/22 $340.00 $63.5K 1.4K 88
MA PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $360.00 $60.9K 42 46

Where Is Mastercard Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 970,410, the price of MA is up 2.04% at $348.24.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 1 days.

What The Experts Say On Mastercard:

  • Wells Fargo has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Mastercard, which currently sits at a price target of $400.
  • Mizuho has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Mastercard, which currently sits at a price target of $375.
  • Truist Securities has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Mastercard, which currently sits at a price target of $420.
  • JP Morgan has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Mastercard, which currently sits at a price target of $425.
  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Underweight rating on Mastercard, which currently sits at a price target of $298.

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

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