This Is What Whales Are Betting On Goldman Sachs Group

This Is What Whales Are Betting On Goldman Sachs Group

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Goldman Sachs Group GS.

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 GS, 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 14 uncommon options trades for Goldman Sachs Group.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 14% bullish and 85%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 11 are puts, for a total amount of $967,305, and 3 are calls, for a total amount of $163,572.

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 $250.0 to $370.0 for Goldman Sachs Group over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Goldman Sachs Group options trades today is 1054.14 with a total volume of 986.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Goldman Sachs Group's big money trades within a strike price range of $250.0 to $370.0 over the last 30 days.

Goldman Sachs Group 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
GS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $350.00 $227.2K 581 55
GS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $350.00 $203.4K 581 100
GS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $320.00 $129.5K 1.5K 112
GS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $320.00 $111.3K 1.5K 157
GS CALL TRADE BEARISH 09/16/22 $350.00 $105.0K 4.2K 310

Where Is Goldman Sachs Group Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 274,948, the price of GS is up 0.12% at $340.61.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 51 days.

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 Goldman Sachs Group, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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