Gilead Sciences Unusual Options Activity

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Gilead Sciences GILD.

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 GILD, 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 13 uncommon options trades for Gilead Sciences.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 46% bullish and 53%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $284,830, and 8 are calls, for a total amount of $330,974.

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 $67.5 to $95.0 for Gilead Sciences over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Gilead Sciences options trades today is 1652.78 with a total volume of 5,342.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Gilead Sciences's big money trades within a strike price range of $67.5 to $95.0 over the last 30 days.

Gilead Sciences 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
GILD PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $72.50 $148.0K 360 400
GILD PUT SWEEP BULLISH 02/17/23 $85.00 $50.8K 1.4K 178
GILD CALL TRADE BULLISH 05/19/23 $95.00 $49.8K 499 150
GILD CALL TRADE BEARISH 05/19/23 $95.00 $49.1K 499 300
GILD CALL TRADE BEARISH 05/19/23 $95.00 $48.0K 499 450

Where Is Gilead Sciences Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 2,418,891, the price of GILD is up 0.53% at $88.37.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 60 days.

What The Experts Say On Gilead Sciences:

  • Cowen & Co. has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Gilead Sciences, which currently sits at a price target of $90.
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Gilead Sciences, which currently sits at a price target of $81.
  • Mizuho has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Gilead Sciences, which currently sits at a price target of $88.

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

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