This Is What Whales Are Betting On Walt Disney

This Is What Whales Are Betting On Walt Disney

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Walt Disney DIS.

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 DIS, 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 34 uncommon options trades for Walt Disney.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 67% bullish and 32%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 19 are puts, for a total amount of $1,239,193, and 15 are calls, for a total amount of $606,923.

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 $75.0 to $260.0 for Walt Disney 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 Walt Disney'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 Walt Disney's whale activity within a strike price range from $75.0 to $260.0 in the last 30 days.

Walt Disney 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
DIS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 03/17/23 $100.00 $114.7K 2.7K 200
DIS PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $260.00 $97.6K 621 26
DIS PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $260.00 $81.3K 621 20
DIS PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $260.00 $81.2K 621 15
DIS PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $260.00 $81.2K 621 10

Where Is Walt Disney Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 3,791,482, the price of DIS is up 0.73% at $99.31.
  • 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 Walt Disney:

  • Rosenblatt has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Walt Disney, which currently sits at a price target of $120.
  • JP Morgan has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Walt Disney, which currently sits at a price target of $135.
  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Walt Disney, which currently sits at a price target of $98.
  • Credit Suisse has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Walt Disney, which currently sits at a price target of $126.
  • MoffettNathanson upgraded its action to Outperform with a price target of $120

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

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