Check Out What Whales Are Doing With NUE

Check Out What Whales Are Doing With NUE

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Nucor NUE.

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 NUE, 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 18 uncommon options trades for Nucor.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 33% bullish and 66%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $245,384, and 13 are calls, for a total amount of $1,058,661.

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 $155.0 for Nucor over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Nucor options trades today is 2539.75 with a total volume of 16,053.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Nucor's big money trades within a strike price range of $120.0 to $155.0 over the last 30 days.

Nucor 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
NUE CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 11/18/22 $125.00 $293.1K 774 380
NUE CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $155.00 $122.0K 1.4K 125
NUE PUT TRADE BEARISH 10/21/22 $120.00 $109.8K 1.9K 1.0K
NUE CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/18/22 $130.00 $99.0K 6.0K 706
NUE CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 11/18/22 $130.00 $96.2K 6.0K 151

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
NUE CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 11/18/22 $125.00 $293.1K 774 380
NUE CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $155.00 $122.0K 1.4K 125
NUE PUT TRADE BEARISH 10/21/22 $120.00 $109.8K 1.9K 1.0K
NUE CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/18/22 $130.00 $99.0K 6.0K 706
NUE CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 11/18/22 $130.00 $96.2K 6.0K 151

Where Is Nucor Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 441,638, the price of NUE is down -0.41% at $123.95.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 1 days.

What The Experts Say On Nucor:

  • Goldman Sachs has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Nucor, which currently sits at a price target of $114.

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

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