Looking At BP's Recent Whale Trades

Looking At BP's Recent Whale Trades

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

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 BP, 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 BP.

This isn't normal.

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

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 11 are puts, for a total amount of $608,408, and 8 are calls, for a total amount of $610,811.

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 $20.0 to $40.0 for BP 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 BP'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 BP's whale activity within a strike price range from $20.0 to $40.0 in the last 30 days.

BP 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
BP CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $20.00 $249.0K 5.3K 205
BP PUT TRADE BEARISH 11/18/22 $36.00 $129.9K 849 280
BP PUT TRADE BEARISH 11/18/22 $35.00 $102.5K 675 267
BP PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 06/16/23 $32.00 $89.9K 1.7K 486
BP PUT SWEEP BULLISH 04/21/23 $35.00 $87.0K 3 174

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
BP CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $20.00 $249.0K 5.3K 205
BP PUT TRADE BEARISH 11/18/22 $36.00 $129.9K 849 280
BP PUT TRADE BEARISH 11/18/22 $35.00 $102.5K 675 267
BP PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 06/16/23 $32.00 $89.9K 1.7K 486
BP PUT SWEEP BULLISH 04/21/23 $35.00 $87.0K 3 174

Where Is BP Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 4,013,061, the price of BP is up 1.51% at $32.25.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 48 days.

What The Experts Say On BP:

  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on BP, which currently sits at a price target of $47.

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

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