Global Payments Unusual Options Activity

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Global Payments GPN.

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 GPN, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 15 options trades for Global Payments.

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 options we uncovered, 14 are puts, for a total amount of $740,837, and there was 1 call, for a total amount of $103,224.

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 $75.0 to $120.0 for Global Payments 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 Global Payments'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 Global Payments's whale trades within a strike price range from $75.0 to $120.0 in the last 30 days.

Global Payments 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
GPN PUT SWEEP BEARISH 04/21/23 $90.00 $143.2K 1.2K 448
GPN CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 05/19/23 $95.00 $103.2K 222 0
GPN PUT SWEEP BEARISH 04/21/23 $95.00 $88.4K 538 29
GPN PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $120.00 $60.2K 859 110
GPN PUT SWEEP BULLISH 08/18/23 $100.00 $55.3K 285 0

Where Is Global Payments Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 774,003, the price of GPN is down -3.18% at $97.98.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 47 days.

What The Experts Say On Global Payments:

  • Mizuho has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Global Payments, which currently sits at a price target of $120.

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


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