Check Out What Whales Are Doing With DHR

Check Out What Whales Are Doing With DHR

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Danaher DHR.

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 DHR, 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 11 uncommon options trades for Danaher.

This isn't normal.

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

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 6 are puts, for a total amount of $391,170, and 5 are calls, for a total amount of $347,250.

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 $195.0 to $280.0 for Danaher 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 Danaher'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 Danaher's whale trades within a strike price range from $195.0 to $280.0 in the last 30 days.

Danaher 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
DHR PUT TRADE BULLISH 12/16/22 $240.00 $156.9K 649 266
DHR CALL SWEEP BULLISH 11/18/22 $280.00 $136.6K 544 478
DHR PUT SWEEP BULLISH 12/16/22 $250.00 $94.9K 1.2K 0
DHR CALL TRADE BEARISH 12/16/22 $270.00 $87.4K 418 14
DHR CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $260.00 $59.6K 736 27

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
DHR PUT TRADE BULLISH 12/16/22 $240.00 $156.9K 649 266
DHR CALL SWEEP BULLISH 11/18/22 $280.00 $136.6K 544 478
DHR PUT SWEEP BULLISH 12/16/22 $250.00 $94.9K 1.2K 0
DHR CALL TRADE BEARISH 12/16/22 $270.00 $87.4K 418 14
DHR CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $260.00 $59.6K 736 27

Where Is Danaher Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 846,301, the price of DHR is up 2.0% at $265.12.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 2 days.

What The Experts Say On Danaher:

  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Danaher, which currently sits at a price target of $305.
  • Benchmark has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Danaher, which currently sits at a price target of $325.

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

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