Check Out What Whales Are Doing With QCOM

Check Out What Whales Are Doing With QCOM

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

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 QCOM, 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 Qualcomm.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 31% bullish and 68%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 13 are puts, for a total amount of $596,740, and 6 are calls, for a total amount of $221,815.

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 $105.0 to $150.0 for Qualcomm over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Qualcomm options trades today is 1372.25 with a total volume of 1,092.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Qualcomm's big money trades within a strike price range of $105.0 to $150.0 over the last 30 days.

Qualcomm 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
QCOM PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $105.00 $104.4K 2.5K 0
QCOM PUT SWEEP BULLISH 10/21/22 $126.00 $85.5K 305 115
QCOM PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $150.00 $62.8K 4.8K 22
QCOM CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/04/22 $125.00 $51.0K 4 75
QCOM PUT TRADE BEARISH 11/04/22 $121.00 $50.2K 6 75

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
QCOM PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $105.00 $104.4K 2.5K 0
QCOM PUT SWEEP BULLISH 10/21/22 $126.00 $85.5K 305 115
QCOM PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $150.00 $62.8K 4.8K 22
QCOM CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/04/22 $125.00 $51.0K 4 75
QCOM PUT TRADE BEARISH 11/04/22 $121.00 $50.2K 6 75

Where Is Qualcomm Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,792,993, the price of QCOM is down -0.62% at $120.44.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 37 days.

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

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