Check Out What Whales Are Doing With General Motors

Check Out What Whales Are Doing With General Motors


Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on General Motors GM.

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 GM, 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 18 uncommon options trades for General Motors.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 22% bullish and 77%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 16 are puts, for a total amount of $748,619, and 2 are calls, for a total amount of $90,585.

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 $35.0 to $45.0 for General Motors 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 General Motors'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 General Motors's whale trades within a strike price range from $35.0 to $45.0 in the last 30 days.

General Motors 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
GM PUT SWEEP BULLISH 12/16/22 $38.00 $232.1K 812 2.3K
GM PUT SWEEP BULLISH 12/16/22 $38.00 $57.6K 812 2.7K
GM CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $37.00 $51.9K 10.2K 123
GM PUT SWEEP BEARISH 03/17/23 $41.00 $50.8K 66 84
GM PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $35.00 $39.1K 18.5K 366

Where Is General Motors Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 2,820,122, the price of GM is down -1.65% at $38.34.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 70 days.

What The Experts Say On General Motors:

  • JP Morgan has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on General Motors, which currently sits at a price target of $61.

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

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