Nikola Unusual Options Activity For November 02

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Nikola NKLA.

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 NKLA, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 19 options trades for Nikola.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 42% bullish and 57%, bearish.

Out of all of the options we uncovered, there was 1 put, for a total amount of $61,854, and 18, calls, for a total amount of $1,030,006..

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 $1.0 to $10.0 for Nikola 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 Nikola'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 Nikola's whale activity within a strike price range from $1.0 to $10.0 in the last 30 days.

Nikola 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
NKLA CALL TRADE BEARISH 11/11/22 $3.50 $500.2K 1.6K 20.3K
NKLA PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $10.00 $61.8K 5.0K 124
NKLA CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/17/25 $1.00 $52.0K 205 2.5K
NKLA CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/17/25 $1.00 $39.4K 205 806
NKLA CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/17/25 $1.00 $39.1K 205 1.1K

Where Is Nikola Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 4,213,412, the price of NKLA is up 0.15% at $3.4.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 1 days.

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

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