Verizon Communications Whale Trades Spotted

Verizon Communications Whale Trades Spotted

A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Verizon Communications.

Looking at options history for Verizon Communications VZ we detected 11 strange trades.

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

From the overall spotted trades, 6 are puts, for a total amount of $386,905 and 5, calls, for a total amount of $238,158.

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 $20.0 to $52.5 for Verizon Communications over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Verizon Communications options trades today is 4329.3 with a total volume of 1,811.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Verizon Communications's big money trades within a strike price range of $20.0 to $52.5 over the last 30 days.

Verizon Communications 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
VZ PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $52.50 $167.0K 1.8K 100
VZ CALL TRADE BEARISH 04/21/23 $35.00 $87.8K 715 252
VZ PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $40.00 $58.0K 5.8K 100
VZ PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $45.00 $55.8K 27.2K 87
VZ CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $35.00 $52.9K 2.5K 25

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
VZ PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $52.50 $167.0K 1.8K 100
VZ CALL TRADE BEARISH 04/21/23 $35.00 $87.8K 715 252
VZ PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $40.00 $58.0K 5.8K 100
VZ PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $45.00 $55.8K 27.2K 87
VZ CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $35.00 $52.9K 2.5K 25

Where Is Verizon Communications Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 12,971,906, the price of VZ is down -0.17% at $35.88.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 9 days.

What The Experts Say On Verizon Communications:

  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Verizon Communications, which currently sits at a price target of $54.
  • Oppenheimer upgraded its action to Outperform with a price target of $50
  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Verizon Communications, which currently sits at a price target of $40.
  • Credit Suisse has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Verizon Communications, which currently sits at a price target of $47.
  • Wells Fargo has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Verizon Communications, which currently sits at a price target of $40.

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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