This Is What Whales Are Betting On ConocoPhillips

This Is What Whales Are Betting On ConocoPhillips

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on ConocoPhillips COP.

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 COP, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 10 options trades for ConocoPhillips.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 60% bullish and 40%, bearish.

Out of all of the options we uncovered, there was 1 put, for a total amount of $26,166, and 9, calls, for a total amount of $1,179,893..

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 $90.0 to $120.0 for ConocoPhillips 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 ConocoPhillips'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 ConocoPhillips's whale activity within a strike price range from $90.0 to $120.0 in the last 30 days.

ConocoPhillips 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
COP CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $120.00 $431.2K 218 14.0K
COP CALL TRADE BULLISH 08/19/22 $100.00 $174.8K 7.4K 425
COP CALL TRADE BULLISH 08/19/22 $100.00 $173.5K 7.4K 1.0K
COP CALL TRADE BULLISH 08/19/22 $100.00 $89.0K 7.4K 425
COP CALL SWEEP BEARISH 09/16/22 $120.00 $85.6K 218 2.0K

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
COP CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $120.00 $431.2K 218 14.0K
COP CALL TRADE BULLISH 08/19/22 $100.00 $174.8K 7.4K 425
COP CALL TRADE BULLISH 08/19/22 $100.00 $173.5K 7.4K 1.0K
COP CALL TRADE BULLISH 08/19/22 $100.00 $89.0K 7.4K 425
COP CALL SWEEP BEARISH 09/16/22 $120.00 $85.6K 218 2.0K

Where Is ConocoPhillips Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,508,503, the price of COP is down -0.24% at $104.63.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 74 days.

What The Experts Say On ConocoPhillips:

  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Strong Buy rating on ConocoPhillips, which currently sits at a price target of $135.
  • Mizuho has decided to maintain their Buy rating on ConocoPhillips, which currently sits at a price target of $138.

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

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