Check Out What Whales Are Doing With VALE

Check Out What Whales Are Doing With VALE

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

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 VALE, 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 15 uncommon options trades for Vale.

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, 13 are puts, for a total amount of $681,212, and 2 are calls, for a total amount of $256,932.

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 $14.0 to $18.0 for Vale over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Vale options trades today is 23320.14 with a total volume of 40,039.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Vale's big money trades within a strike price range of $14.0 to $18.0 over the last 30 days.

Vale 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
VALE CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $14.00 $128.4K 7.9K 1.1K
VALE CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $14.00 $128.4K 7.9K 613
VALE PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $18.00 $111.4K 33.2K 549
VALE PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $15.00 $103.8K 98.8K 8.3K
VALE PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/20/23 $15.00 $99.8K 98.8K 2.2K

Where Is Vale Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 20,935,858, the price of VALE is down -5.28% at $16.05.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 73 days.

What The Experts Say On Vale:

  • Deutsche Bank upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $20
  • Morgan Stanley upgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $20
  • BMO Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Vale, which currently sits at a price target of $20.

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

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