What Are Whales Doing With Palo Alto Networks

What Are Whales Doing With Palo Alto Networks

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

Looking at options history for Palo Alto Networks PANW we detected 12 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 0% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 100% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 7 are puts, for a total amount of $891,490 and 5, calls, for a total amount of $218,690.

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 $100.0 to $253.33 for Palo Alto Networks 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 Palo Alto Networks'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 Palo Alto Networks's whale activity within a strike price range from $100.0 to $253.33 in the last 30 days.

Palo Alto Networks 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
PANW PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $153.33 $612.0K 1.6K 600
PANW PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 09/30/22 $170.00 $75.0K 954 150
PANW PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $160.00 $73.3K 110 0
PANW CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $173.33 $59.7K 143 35
PANW CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/17/25 $253.33 $46.5K 4 30

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
PANW PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $153.33 $612.0K 1.6K 600
PANW PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 09/30/22 $170.00 $75.0K 954 150
PANW PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $160.00 $73.3K 110 0
PANW CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $173.33 $59.7K 143 35
PANW CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/17/25 $253.33 $46.5K 4 30

Where Is Palo Alto Networks Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 551,617, the price of PANW is down -2.86% at $162.03.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 49 days.

What The Experts Say On Palo Alto Networks:

  • Wolfe Research has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Palo Alto Networks, which currently sits at a price target of $238.
  • Atlantic Equities downgraded its action to Neutral with a price target of $495
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Palo Alto Networks, which currently sits at a price target of $274.
  • MKM Partners downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $250
  • Jefferies downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $220

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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