This Is What Whales Are Betting On Citigroup

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Citigroup C.

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 C, 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 28 uncommon options trades for Citigroup.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 50% bullish and 50%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 19 are puts, for a total amount of $1,602,309, and 9 are calls, for a total amount of $596,878.

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 $35.0 to $80.0 for Citigroup 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 Citigroup'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 Citigroup's whale trades within a strike price range from $35.0 to $80.0 in the last 30 days.

Citigroup 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
C PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $57.50 $499.4K 1.8K 741
C CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $42.50 $290.2K 12.9K 737
C PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $42.50 $118.1K 28.1K 2.8K
C PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $57.50 $104.6K 21.8K 21
C PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/16/23 $70.00 $97.9K 108 48

Where Is Citigroup Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 5,041,710, the price of C is up 0.44% at $45.33.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 67 days.

What The Experts Say On Citigroup:

  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Citigroup, which currently sits at a price target of $57.
  • BMO Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Citigroup, which currently sits at a price target of $71.

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

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