Check Out What Whales Are Doing With MDT

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Medtronic MDT.

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 MDT, 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 Medtronic.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 50% bullish and 50%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $569,350, and 5 are calls, for a total amount of $237,325.

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 $82.5 to $95.0 for Medtronic 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 Medtronic'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 Medtronic's whale trades within a strike price range from $82.5 to $95.0 in the last 30 days.

Medtronic 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
MDT PUT TRADE BULLISH 08/18/23 $85.00 $221.0K 1.5K 851
MDT PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 06/16/23 $82.50 $206.8K 1.9K 0
MDT PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/16/23 $85.00 $90.3K 1.5K 700
MDT CALL SWEEP BEARISH 05/19/23 $87.00 $76.9K 7 3
MDT CALL SWEEP BULLISH 11/17/23 $92.50 $63.8K 348 119

Where Is Medtronic Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 4,565,713, the price of MDT is up 0.26% at $89.92.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 29 days.

What The Experts Say On Medtronic:

  • Truist Securities has decided to maintain their Hold rating on Medtronic, which currently sits at a price target of $93.
  • Wells Fargo upgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $100
  • Barclays upgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $104
  • Truist Securities has decided to maintain their Hold rating on Medtronic, which currently sits at a price target of $88.
  • RBC Capital downgraded its action to Sector Perform with a price target of $89

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

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