What Are Whales Doing With McDonald's

A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bullish stance on McDonald's.

Looking at options history for McDonald's MCD we detected 11 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 63% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 36% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $211,200 and 6, calls, for a total amount of $177,805.

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 $120.0 to $380.0 for McDonald's 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 McDonald's'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 McDonald's's whale activity within a strike price range from $120.0 to $380.0 in the last 30 days.

McDonald's 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
MCD PUT TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $380.00 $72.5K 1 15
MCD PUT TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $370.00 $40.2K 11 3
MCD PUT TRADE BEARISH 10/14/22 $232.50 $38.8K 213 272
MCD CALL TRADE BEARISH 11/18/22 $120.00 $34.6K 38 0
MCD PUT TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $350.00 $34.5K 0 3

Where Is McDonald's Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,124,557, the price of MCD is up 0.79% at $235.03.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 17 days.

What The Experts Say On McDonald's:

  • Stephens & Co. downgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $280
  • Citigroup has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on McDonald's, which currently sits at a price target of $246.

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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