Baidu Whale Trades For September 09

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Baidu BIDU.

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 BIDU, 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 13 uncommon options trades for Baidu.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 23% bullish and 76%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $263,650, and 8 are calls, for a total amount of $1,022,850.

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 $130.0 to $152.5 for Baidu 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 Baidu'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 Baidu's whale activity within a strike price range from $130.0 to $152.5 in the last 30 days.

Baidu 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
BIDU CALL SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $145.00 $574.0K 401 143
BIDU CALL SWEEP BEARISH 12/16/22 $145.00 $144.9K 1.1K 213
BIDU CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 12/16/22 $135.00 $81.7K 534 50
BIDU PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $140.00 $72.0K 1.9K 350
BIDU CALL SWEEP BEARISH 12/16/22 $140.00 $67.0K 736 50

Where Is Baidu Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,115,334, the price of BIDU is up 1.99% at $138.57.
  • 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 Baidu:

  • JP Morgan upgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $200
  • Citigroup has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Baidu, which currently sits at a price target of $204.
  • Macquarie downgraded its action to Outperform with a price target of $188

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

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