This Is What Whales Are Betting On Lockheed Martin

This Is What Whales Are Betting On Lockheed Martin

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Lockheed Martin LMT.

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 LMT, 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 12 uncommon options trades for Lockheed Martin.

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, 6 are puts, for a total amount of $204,451, and 6 are calls, for a total amount of $209,845.

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 $430.0 to $550.0 for Lockheed Martin over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Lockheed Martin options trades today is 246.0 with a total volume of 663.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Lockheed Martin's big money trades within a strike price range of $430.0 to $550.0 over the last 30 days.

Lockheed Martin 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
LMT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $460.00 $46.9K 59 15
LMT CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $500.00 $45.5K 1.3K 107
LMT CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $500.00 $44.2K 1.3K 57
LMT CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $535.00 $40.9K 228 200
LMT PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 06/16/23 $430.00 $35.9K 62 112

Where Is Lockheed Martin Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 681,397, the price of LMT is up 0.94% at $470.6.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 68 days.

What The Experts Say On Lockheed Martin:

  • Wells Fargo has decided to maintain their Underweight rating on Lockheed Martin, which currently sits at a price target of $417.
  • RBC Capital has decided to maintain their Sector Perform rating on Lockheed Martin, which currently sits at a price target of $445.
  • Credit Suisse has decided to maintain their Underperform rating on Lockheed Martin, which currently sits at a price target of $384.
  • Susquehanna has decided to maintain their Positive rating on Lockheed Martin, which currently sits at a price target of $510.
  • Baird upgraded its action to Outperform with a price target of $513

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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