Bristol-Myers Squibb Unusual Options Activity For February 01

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY.

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 BMY, 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 Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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, 2 are puts, for a total amount of $76,985, and 13 are calls, for a total amount of $859,575.

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 $65.0 to $75.0 for Bristol-Myers Squibb over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is a powerful move while trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for Bristol-Myers Squibb'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 Bristol-Myers Squibb's whale trades within a strike price range from $65.0 to $75.0 in the last 30 days.

Bristol-Myers Squibb 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
BMY CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $72.50 $148.1K 6.7K 292
BMY CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $72.50 $118.9K 6.7K 793
BMY CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $72.50 $104.6K 6.7K 777
BMY CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $72.50 $98.5K 6.7K 1.2K
BMY CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $72.50 $56.9K 6.7K 151

Where Is Bristol-Myers Squibb Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 3,521,768, the price of BMY is down -1.09% at $71.86.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 1 days.

What The Experts Say On Bristol-Myers Squibb:

  • Cantor Fitzgerald downgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $95
  • Wells Fargo has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Bristol-Myers Squibb, which currently sits at a price target of $78.

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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