Looking At Accenture's Recent 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, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $185,594, and 6 are calls, for a total amount of $211,615.

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 $265.0 to $300.0 for Accenture 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 Accenture'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 Accenture's whale trades within a strike price range from $265.0 to $300.0 in 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 SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/17/25 $270.00 $94.7K 59 34
ACN CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $290.00 $50.2K 1.1K 1
ACN CALL SWEEP BEARISH 04/21/23 $270.00 $44.0K 226 16
ACN CALL SWEEP BULLISH 04/21/23 $285.00 $37.8K 1.0K 206
ACN PUT SWEEP BULLISH 04/21/23 $277.50 $34.5K 6 48

Where Is Accenture Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,321,667, the price of ACN is up 1.43% at $278.94.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 85 days.

What The Experts Say On Accenture:

  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Underweight rating on Accenture, which currently sits at a price target of $250.
  • 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.
  • RBC Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Accenture, which currently sits at a price target of $340.
  • BMO Capital has decided to maintain their Market Perform rating on Accenture, which currently sits at a price target of $327.

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

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