Check Out What Whales Are Doing With Visa

Check Out What Whales Are Doing With Visa

 

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Visa V.

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 V, 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 Visa.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 34% bullish and 65%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 10 are puts, for a total amount of $309,675, and 13 are calls, for a total amount of $446,451.

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 $135.0 to $240.0 for Visa 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 Visa'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 Visa's whale activity within a strike price range from $135.0 to $240.0 in the last 30 days.

Visa 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
V PUT TRADE BEARISH 08/19/22 $215.00 $58.5K 3.7K 1.3K
V CALL SWEEP BEARISH 12/16/22 $210.00 $52.8K 176 33
V CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/18/22 $210.00 $42.8K 1.3K 34
V CALL SWEEP BULLISH 11/18/22 $220.00 $37.2K 596 56
V CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/21/24 $135.00 $36.8K 95 37

Where Is Visa Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 2,685,671, the price of V is up 0.22% at $215.0.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 68 days.

What The Experts Say On Visa:

  • Mizuho has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Visa, which currently sits at a price target of $220.
  • Macquarie has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Visa, which currently sits at a price target of $260.
  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Visa, which currently sits at a price target of $271.
  • Oppenheimer has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Visa, which currently sits at a price target of $242.
  • UBS has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Visa, which currently sits at a price target of $296.

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

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