MercadoLibre Unusual Options Activity

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

Looking at options history for MercadoLibre MELI we detected 15 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 33% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 66% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $349,672 and 10, calls, for a total amount of $416,062.

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 $780.0 to $1200.0 for MercadoLibre 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 MercadoLibre'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 MercadoLibre's whale activity within a strike price range from $780.0 to $1200.0 in the last 30 days.

MercadoLibre 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
MELI PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 11/04/22 $825.00 $145.0K 11 101
MELI PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $780.00 $109.8K 34 0
MELI CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $1200.00 $78.3K 464 8
MELI CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $1200.00 $68.9K 464 16
MELI CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/04/22 $830.00 $50.6K 10 7

Where Is MercadoLibre Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 488,784, the price of MELI is up 1.72% at $917.15.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 2 days.

What The Experts Say On MercadoLibre:

  • Credit Suisse has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on MercadoLibre, which currently sits at a price target of $1400.
  • Jefferies has decided to maintain their Hold rating on MercadoLibre, which currently sits at a price target of $970.

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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