Check Out What Whales Are Doing With PANW

Check Out What Whales Are Doing With PANW

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Palo Alto Networks PANW.

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 PANW, 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 30 uncommon options trades for Palo Alto Networks.

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 special options we uncovered, 9 are puts, for a total amount of $675,422, and 21 are calls, for a total amount of $1,821,760.

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 $430.0 to $655.0 for Palo Alto Networks over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is a powerful move while trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for Palo Alto Networks'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 Palo Alto Networks's whale trades within a strike price range from $430.0 to $655.0 in the last 30 days.

Palo Alto Networks 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
PANW CALL TRADE BULLISH 10/21/22 $480.00 $277.2K 125 152
PANW CALL TRADE BULLISH 09/30/22 $570.00 $264.0K 208 0
PANW CALL SWEEP BULLISH 10/21/22 $480.00 $172.6K 125 122
PANW CALL TRADE BULLISH 10/21/22 $480.00 $170.0K 125 20
PANW PUT TRADE BEARISH 09/09/22 $655.00 $150.0K 0 15

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
PANW CALL TRADE BULLISH 10/21/22 $480.00 $277.2K 125 152
PANW CALL TRADE BULLISH 09/30/22 $570.00 $264.0K 208 0
PANW CALL SWEEP BULLISH 10/21/22 $480.00 $172.6K 125 122
PANW CALL TRADE BULLISH 10/21/22 $480.00 $170.0K 125 20
PANW PUT TRADE BEARISH 09/09/22 $655.00 $150.0K 0 15

Where Is Palo Alto Networks Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 794,763, the price of PANW is up 3.47% at $566.25.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 69 days.

What The Experts Say On Palo Alto Networks:

  • Guggenheim has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Palo Alto Networks, which currently sits at a price target of $640.
  • UBS has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Palo Alto Networks, which currently sits at a price target of $590.
  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Palo Alto Networks, which currently sits at a price target of $640.
  • RBC Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Palo Alto Networks, which currently sits at a price target of $700.
  • Northland Capital Markets has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Palo Alto Networks, which currently sits at a price target of $733.

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 Palo Alto Networks, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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