Check Out What Whales Are Doing With TMO

Check Out What Whales Are Doing With TMO

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Thermo Fisher Scientific TMO.

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 TMO, 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 14 uncommon options trades for Thermo Fisher Scientific.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 28% bullish and 71%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 3 are puts, for a total amount of $175,290, and 11 are calls, for a total amount of $820,195.

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 $210.0 to $640.0 for Thermo Fisher Scientific over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Thermo Fisher Scientific options trades today is 114.45 with a total volume of 267.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Thermo Fisher Scientific's big money trades within a strike price range of $210.0 to $640.0 over the last 30 days.

Thermo Fisher Scientific 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
TMO CALL TRADE BEARISH 12/16/22 $520.00 $231.6K 81 60
TMO PUT TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $540.00 $105.7K 55 54
TMO CALL SWEEP BEARISH 10/21/22 $520.00 $94.5K 79 35
TMO CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $210.00 $66.5K 42 4
TMO CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $210.00 $66.0K 42 2

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
TMO CALL TRADE BEARISH 12/16/22 $520.00 $231.6K 81 60
TMO PUT TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $540.00 $105.7K 55 54
TMO CALL SWEEP BEARISH 10/21/22 $520.00 $94.5K 79 35
TMO CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $210.00 $66.5K 42 4
TMO CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $210.00 $66.0K 42 2

Where Is Thermo Fisher Scientific Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 663,781, the price of TMO is up 2.64% at $536.71.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 22 days.

What The Experts Say On Thermo Fisher Scientific:

  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Thermo Fisher Scientific, which currently sits at a price target of $595.

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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