What Are Whales Doing With Target

What Are Whales Doing With Target

A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Target.

Looking at options history for Target TGT we detected 21 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 33% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 66% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $244,730 and 17, calls, for a total amount of $795,923.

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 $150.0 to $180.0 for Target 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 Target'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 Target's whale activity within a strike price range from $150.0 to $180.0 in the last 30 days.

Target 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
TGT CALL SWEEP BULLISH 11/18/22 $160.00 $115.8K 161 248
TGT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $180.00 $104.2K 108 40
TGT CALL TRADE BEARISH 11/18/22 $160.00 $75.4K 161 176
TGT CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $160.00 $68.2K 161 44
TGT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 09/23/22 $170.00 $61.6K 570 37

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
TGT CALL SWEEP BULLISH 11/18/22 $160.00 $115.8K 161 248
TGT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $180.00 $104.2K 108 40
TGT CALL TRADE BEARISH 11/18/22 $160.00 $75.4K 161 176
TGT CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $160.00 $68.2K 161 44
TGT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 09/23/22 $170.00 $61.6K 570 37

Where Is Target Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,979,159, the price of TGT is down -1.17% at $164.29.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 63 days.

What The Experts Say On Target:

  • Goldman Sachs has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Target, which currently sits at a price target of $205.
  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Strong Buy rating on Target, which currently sits at a price target of $200.
  • Truist Securities has decided to maintain their Hold rating on Target, which currently sits at a price target of $165.
  • Deutsche Bank has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Target, which currently sits at a price target of $193.
  • Keybanc downgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $200

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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