Check Out What Whales Are Doing With LMT

Check Out What Whales Are Doing With LMT

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Lockheed Martin LMT.

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 LMT, 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 13 uncommon options trades for Lockheed Martin.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 30% bullish and 69%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 11 are puts, for a total amount of $692,071, and 2 are calls, for a total amount of $184,306.

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 $400.0 to $500.0 for Lockheed Martin 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 Lockheed Martin'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 Lockheed Martin's whale activity within a strike price range from $400.0 to $500.0 in the last 30 days.

Lockheed Martin 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
LMT CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $490.00 $149.8K 889 71
LMT PUT TRADE BEARISH 12/16/22 $400.00 $132.6K 438 178
LMT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $500.00 $94.9K 7 0
LMT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $500.00 $93.9K 7 30
LMT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $500.00 $91.9K 7 10

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
LMT CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $490.00 $149.8K 889 71
LMT PUT TRADE BEARISH 12/16/22 $400.00 $132.6K 438 178
LMT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $500.00 $94.9K 7 0
LMT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $500.00 $93.9K 7 30
LMT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $500.00 $91.9K 7 10

Where Is Lockheed Martin Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 481,417, the price of LMT is down -1.57% at $401.26.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 28 days.

What The Experts Say On Lockheed Martin:

  • RBC Capital downgraded its action to Sector Perform with a price target of $460

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

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