Dow Unusual Options Activity For March 23

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Dow DOW.

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 DOW, 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 Dow.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 25% bullish and 75%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 6 are puts, for a total amount of $652,675, and 6 are calls, for a total amount of $371,424.

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 $37.5 to $57.5 for Dow over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is an insightful way to conduct due diligence on a stock.

This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for Dow'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 Dow's whale activity within a strike price range from $37.5 to $57.5 in the last 30 days.

Dow 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
DOW PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $50.00 $372.0K 5.4K 800
DOW CALL SWEEP BEARISH 04/21/23 $57.00 $88.9K 1.6K 10.4K
DOW PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/21/24 $40.00 $86.3K 813 321
DOW CALL SWEEP BEARISH 04/21/23 $57.00 $83.3K 1.6K 2.4K
DOW PUT TRADE BEARISH 06/21/24 $37.50 $79.9K 21 357

Where Is Dow Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 4,695,492, the price of DOW is up 0.49% at $51.63.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 28 days.

What The Experts Say On Dow:

  • Keybanc has decided to maintain their Underweight rating on Dow, which currently sits at a price target of $44.
  • Deutsche Bank upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $60

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


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