Marathon Oil Unusual Options Activity For November 07

Marathon Oil Unusual Options Activity For November 07

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Marathon Oil MRO.

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 MRO, 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 20 uncommon options trades for Marathon Oil.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 55% bullish and 45%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 2 are puts, for a total amount of $131,464, and 18 are calls, for a total amount of $806,508.

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 $2.0 to $40.0 for Marathon Oil 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 Marathon Oil'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 Marathon Oil's whale activity within a strike price range from $2.0 to $40.0 in the last 30 days.

Marathon Oil 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
MRO CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $29.00 $83.0K 1.2K 359
MRO PUT SWEEP BULLISH 11/11/22 $33.50 $78.6K 59 923
MRO CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $28.00 $67.2K 1.9K 252
MRO CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $2.00 $62.3K 182 20
MRO CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/11/22 $31.00 $55.1K 1.4K 920

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
MRO CALL TRADE BULLISH 11/18/22 $29.00 $83.0K 1.2K 359
MRO PUT SWEEP BULLISH 11/11/22 $33.50 $78.6K 59 923
MRO CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $28.00 $67.2K 1.9K 252
MRO CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $2.00 $62.3K 182 20
MRO CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/11/22 $31.00 $55.1K 1.4K 920

Where Is Marathon Oil Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 10,372,058, the price of MRO is up 3.23% at $33.06.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 100 days.

What The Experts Say On Marathon Oil:

  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Strong Buy rating on Marathon Oil, which currently sits at a price target of $37.
  • RBC Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Marathon Oil, which currently sits at a price target of $38.
  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Marathon Oil, which currently sits at a price target of $38.
  • Jefferies downgraded its action to Hold with a price target of $30
  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Marathon Oil, which currently sits at a price target of $34.

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

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