Lyft Whale Trades Spotted

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Lyft LYFT.

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 LYFT, 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 Lyft.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 50% bullish and 50%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 10 are puts, for a total amount of $562,853, and 4 are calls, for a total amount of $181,468.

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 $17.5 to $45.0 for Lyft over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Lyft options trades today is 6181.11 with a total volume of 5,537.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Lyft's big money trades within a strike price range of $17.5 to $45.0 over the last 30 days.

Lyft 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
LYFT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $22.50 $148.1K 2.9K 184
LYFT CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $22.50 $94.1K 3.8K 10
LYFT PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $18.00 $72.8K 1.8K 575
LYFT PUT TRADE BULLISH 09/16/22 $18.00 $63.1K 1.8K 985
LYFT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $32.50 $58.5K 278 16

Where Is Lyft Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 4,342,221, the price of LYFT is down -1.3% at $16.66.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 48 days.

What The Experts Say On Lyft:

  • B of A Securities downgraded its action to Underperform with a price target of $14

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.

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