Check Out What Whales Are Doing With LNG

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Cheniere Energy LNG.

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 LNG, 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 10 uncommon options trades for Cheniere Energy.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 40% bullish and 60%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 8 are puts, for a total amount of $683,736, and 2 are calls, for a total amount of $422,000.

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 $140.0 to $175.0 for Cheniere Energy over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Cheniere Energy options trades today is 959.0 with a total volume of 1,630.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Cheniere Energy's big money trades within a strike price range of $140.0 to $175.0 over the last 30 days.

Cheniere Energy 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
LNG PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $150.00 $350.4K 3.0K 510
LNG CALL TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $175.00 $344.9K 1.1K 751
LNG CALL TRADE BEARISH 02/10/23 $140.00 $77.0K 4 100
LNG PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $150.00 $65.4K 3.0K 100
LNG PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $150.00 $62.4K 3.0K 0

Where Is Cheniere Energy Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 740,656, the price of LNG is down -1.72% at $138.11.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 50 days.

What The Experts Say On Cheniere Energy:

  • Citigroup downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $205

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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