What Are Whales Doing With Newmont

What Are Whales Doing With Newmont


Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Newmont NEM.

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 NEM, 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 11 uncommon options trades for Newmont.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 54% bullish and 45%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 2 are puts, for a total amount of $153,645, and 9 are calls, for a total amount of $530,001.

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 $42.5 to $57.5 for Newmont 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 Newmont'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 Newmont's whale trades within a strike price range from $42.5 to $57.5 in the last 30 days.

Newmont 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
NEM PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $45.00 $118.3K 4.7K 12
NEM CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $42.50 $98.8K 192 117
NEM CALL TRADE BEARISH 12/16/22 $57.50 $83.2K 219 1.3K
NEM CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $45.00 $82.3K 635 120
NEM CALL SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $47.50 $59.2K 8.9K 1.2K

Where Is Newmont Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 2,745,500, the price of NEM is down -2.23% at $45.02.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 71 days.

What The Experts Say On Newmont:

  • Canaccord Genuity upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $60
  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Newmont, which currently sits at a price target of $60.
  • RBC Capital has decided to maintain their Sector Perform rating on Newmont, which currently sits at a price target of $60.

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

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