This Is What Whales Are Betting On

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on AMZN.

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 AMZN, 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 27 uncommon options trades for

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, 11 are puts, for a total amount of $2,210,360, and 16 are calls, for a total amount of $818,246.

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 $80.0 to $165.0 for 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'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's whale activity within a strike price range from $80.0 to $165.0 in the last 30 days. 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
AMZN PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $90.00 $580.0K 61.5K 1.3K
AMZN PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $107.50 $382.9K 19.2K 251
AMZN PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 03/17/23 $165.00 $347.7K 28 45
AMZN PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $142.50 $270.7K 4.3K 0
AMZN CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $100.00 $252.0K 33.1K 369

Where Is Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 23,505,928, the price of AMZN is down -0.1% at $88.17.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 57 days.

What The Experts Say On

  • MoffettNathanson downgraded its action to Outperform with a price target of $118
  • Rosenblatt has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on, which currently sits at a price target of $103.
  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on, which currently sits at a price target of $119.
  • Cowen & Co. has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on, which currently sits at a price target of $160.

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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