What Are Whales Doing With Wells Fargo

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Wells Fargo WFC.

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 WFC, 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 52 uncommon options trades for Wells Fargo.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 40% bullish and 59%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 33 are puts, for a total amount of $3,089,379, and 19 are calls, for a total amount of $1,847,596.

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 $30.0 to $55.0 for Wells Fargo 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 Wells Fargo'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 Wells Fargo's whale trades within a strike price range from $30.0 to $55.0 in the last 30 days.

Wells Fargo 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
WFC CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $42.50 $759.9K 9.7K 1.4K
WFC PUT SWEEP BEARISH 03/17/23 $42.50 $518.0K 6.6K 2.0K
WFC PUT SWEEP BEARISH 12/16/22 $42.50 $286.6K 3.5K 1.6K
WFC CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $42.50 $256.5K 9.7K 1.9K
WFC PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 09/16/22 $45.00 $221.0K 48.2K 12.9K

Where Is Wells Fargo Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 8,719,343, the price of WFC is up 0.47% at $45.54.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 31 days.

What The Experts Say On Wells Fargo:

  • Deutsche Bank has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Wells Fargo, which currently sits at a price target of $60.

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

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