Lithium Americas Unusual Options Activity For February 01

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Lithium Americas LAC.

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 LAC, 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 Lithium Americas.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 70% bullish and 30%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 2 are puts, for a total amount of $105,090, and 8 are calls, for a total amount of $1,147,495.

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 $22.5 to $32.5 for Lithium Americas 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 Lithium Americas'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 Lithium Americas's whale trades within a strike price range from $22.5 to $32.5 in the last 30 days.

Lithium Americas 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
LAC CALL TRADE BULLISH 03/17/23 $30.00 $840.0K 1.0K 10.0K
LAC CALL SWEEP BULLISH 02/17/23 $22.50 $69.0K 18.4K 405
LAC CALL SWEEP BULLISH 03/17/23 $30.00 $60.6K 1.0K 10.8K
LAC PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/17/25 $22.50 $55.8K 42 90
LAC PUT TRADE BULLISH 04/21/23 $25.00 $49.2K 581 164

Where Is Lithium Americas Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 7,030,143, the price of LAC is down -2.34% at $24.64.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 28 days.

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

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