This Is What Whales Are Betting On Deere

This Is What Whales Are Betting On Deere

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Deere DE.

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 DE, 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 19 uncommon options trades for Deere.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 63% bullish and 36%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 15 are puts, for a total amount of $455,425, and 4 are calls, for a total amount of $203,240.

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 $350.0 to $400.0 for Deere 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 Deere'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 Deere's whale activity within a strike price range from $350.0 to $400.0 in the last 30 days.

Deere 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
DE CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $350.00 $74.2K 602 88
DE CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $350.00 $50.8K 602 57
DE CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $350.00 $42.9K 602 44
DE PUT SWEEP BULLISH 12/16/22 $360.00 $38.2K 357 127
DE CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $350.00 $35.1K 137 5

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
DE CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $350.00 $74.2K 602 88
DE CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $350.00 $50.8K 602 57
DE CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $350.00 $42.9K 602 44
DE PUT SWEEP BULLISH 12/16/22 $360.00 $38.2K 357 127
DE CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $350.00 $35.1K 137 5

Where Is Deere Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 445,007, the price of DE is up 0.89% at $364.26.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 77 days.

What The Experts Say On Deere:

  • Credit Suisse has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Deere, which currently sits at a price target of $447.
  • Argus Research has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Deere, which currently sits at a price target of $420.
  • Deutsche Bank has decided to maintain their Hold rating on Deere, which currently sits at a price target of $386.
  • Evercore ISI Group upgraded its action to Outperform with a price target of $416
  • Deutsche Bank has decided to maintain their Hold rating on Deere, which currently sits at a price target of $388.

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

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