This Is What Whales Are Betting On Cheniere Energy

This Is What Whales Are Betting On Cheniere Energy

 

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Cheniere Energy LNG.

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 LNG, 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 23 uncommon options trades for Cheniere Energy.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 26% bullish and 73%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 15 are puts, for a total amount of $1,587,934, and 8 are calls, for a total amount of $431,780.

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 $100.0 to $175.0 for Cheniere Energy 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 Cheniere Energy'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 Cheniere Energy's whale trades within a strike price range from $100.0 to $175.0 in the last 30 days.

Cheniere Energy 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
LNG PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $125.00 $344.9K 363 1.7K
LNG PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $125.00 $317.8K 363 3.2K
LNG CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $175.00 $153.9K 692 177
LNG PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $130.00 $143.2K 405 251
LNG PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $125.00 $136.8K 363 942

Where Is Cheniere Energy Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,602,083, the price of LNG is up 1.96% at $157.81.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 83 days.

What The Experts Say On Cheniere Energy:

  • Mizuho has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Cheniere Energy, which currently sits at a price target of $167.
  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Strong Buy rating on Cheniere Energy, which currently sits at a price target of $175.
  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Strong Buy rating on Cheniere Energy, which currently sits at a price target of $178.
  • RBC Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Cheniere Energy, which currently sits at a price target of $184.

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

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