Accenture Unusual Options Activity

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Accenture ACN.

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 ACN, 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 Accenture.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 40% bullish and 60%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $156,200, and 5 are calls, for a total amount of $167,260.

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 $260.0 to $285.0 for Accenture over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Accenture options trades today is 339.57 with a total volume of 319.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Accenture's big money trades within a strike price range of $260.0 to $285.0 over the last 30 days.

Accenture 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
ACN PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $270.00 $46.2K 888 77
ACN CALL SWEEP BULLISH 08/18/23 $275.00 $43.7K 97 27
ACN CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $270.00 $36.0K 787 34
ACN CALL SWEEP BEARISH 05/19/23 $260.00 $31.6K 500 43
ACN CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/17/23 $280.00 $29.6K 3 1

Where Is Accenture Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,628,736, the price of ACN is up 0.31% at $272.85.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 87 days.

What The Experts Say On Accenture:

  • BMO Capital has decided to maintain their Market Perform rating on Accenture, which currently sits at a price target of $327.
  • Wells Fargo has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Accenture, which currently sits at a price target of $294.
  • Citigroup has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Accenture, which currently sits at a price target of $310.
  • JP Morgan has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Accenture, which currently sits at a price target of $314.
  • JP Morgan has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Accenture, which currently sits at a price target of $311.

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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