Cisco Systems Unusual Options Activity For March 24

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Cisco Systems CSCO.

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 CSCO, 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 17 uncommon options trades for Cisco Systems.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 35% bullish and 64%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 10 are puts, for a total amount of $398,943, and 7 are calls, for a total amount of $674,957.

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 $40.0 to $55.0 for Cisco Systems 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 Cisco Systems'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 Cisco Systems's whale activity within a strike price range from $40.0 to $55.0 in the last 30 days.

Cisco Systems 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
CSCO CALL TRADE BULLISH 06/16/23 $55.00 $231.8K 28.7K 3.8K
CSCO CALL TRADE BEARISH 04/21/23 $51.00 $118.5K 1.4K 1.5K
CSCO CALL SWEEP BULLISH 06/21/24 $52.50 $110.0K 1.6K 0
CSCO CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $52.50 $83.7K 12.4K 0
CSCO PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/17/25 $40.00 $72.2K 2.1K 260

Where Is Cisco Systems Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 9,268,755, the price of CSCO is up 1.26% at $50.35.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 54 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 Cisco Systems, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.


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