What Are Whales Doing With PayPal Holdings

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on PayPal Holdings PYPL.

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 PYPL, 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 35 uncommon options trades for PayPal Holdings.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 45% bullish and 54%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 20 are puts, for a total amount of $1,137,873, and 15 are calls, for a total amount of $1,013,344.

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 $60.0 to $250.0 for PayPal Holdings over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is a powerful move while trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for PayPal Holdings'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 PayPal Holdings's whale trades within a strike price range from $60.0 to $250.0 in the last 30 days.

PayPal Holdings 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
PYPL CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $85.00 $187.7K 1.3K 184
PYPL CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $85.00 $187.0K 1.3K 85
PYPL PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $85.00 $165.5K 5.1K 200
PYPL PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 04/21/23 $150.00 $127.6K 152 20
PYPL PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $85.00 $119.8K 5.1K 72

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
PYPL CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $85.00 $187.7K 1.3K 184
PYPL CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $85.00 $187.0K 1.3K 85
PYPL PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $85.00 $165.5K 5.1K 200
PYPL PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 04/21/23 $150.00 $127.6K 152 20
PYPL PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $85.00 $119.8K 5.1K 72

Where Is PayPal Holdings Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 5,090,392, the price of PYPL is up 0.37% at $86.39.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 35 days.

What The Experts Say On PayPal Holdings:

  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on PayPal Holdings, which currently sits at a price target of $125.
  • Deutsche Bank has decided to maintain their Buy rating on PayPal Holdings, which currently sits at a price target of $140.
  • Raymond James upgraded its action to Outperform with a price target of $123
  • Wells Fargo has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on PayPal Holdings, which currently sits at a price target of $120.
  • Susquehanna downgraded its action to Neutral with a price target of $100

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

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