Alphabet Unusual Options Activity

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Alphabet GOOGL.

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 GOOGL, 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 12 uncommon options trades for Alphabet.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 66% bullish and 33%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 6 are puts, for a total amount of $291,176, and 6 are calls, for a total amount of $260,966.

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 $120.0 for Alphabet over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Alphabet options trades today is 6977.91 with a total volume of 1,914.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Alphabet's big money trades within a strike price range of $80.0 to $120.0 over the last 30 days.

Alphabet 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
GOOGL PUT SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $120.00 $66.6K 425 20
GOOGL PUT TRADE BULLISH 03/17/23 $100.00 $65.7K 22.9K 55
GOOGL CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/13/23 $85.00 $64.0K 536 445
GOOGL PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/13/23 $90.00 $61.0K 3.0K 240
GOOGL CALL SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $100.00 $51.4K 8.8K 152

Where Is Alphabet Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 5,090,088, the price of GOOGL is down -1.4% at $86.78.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 21 days.

What The Experts Say On Alphabet:

  • New Street Research downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $118
  • Tigress Financial has decided to maintain their Strong Buy rating on Alphabet, which currently sits at a price target of $160.
  • Evercore ISI Group has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Alphabet, which currently sits at a price target of $120.
  • Needham has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Alphabet, which currently sits at a price target of $115.

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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