Biogen Unusual Options Activity

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Biogen BIIB.

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 BIIB, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 15 options trades for Biogen.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 13% bullish and 86%, bearish.

Out of all of the options we uncovered, there was 1 put, for a total amount of $27,085, and 14, calls, for a total amount of $569,828..

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 $275.0 to $395.0 for Biogen 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 Biogen'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 Biogen's whale activity within a strike price range from $275.0 to $395.0 in the last 30 days.

Biogen 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
BIIB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/17/25 $395.00 $115.8K 22 50
BIIB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $300.00 $67.7K 820 109
BIIB CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/19/23 $330.00 $50.3K 181 276
BIIB CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 07/21/23 $275.00 $40.2K 193 8
BIIB CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/17/25 $395.00 $31.8K 22 169

Where Is Biogen Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 967,808, the price of BIIB is up 1.88% at $319.48.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 75 days.

What The Experts Say On Biogen:

  • B of A Securities has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Biogen, which currently sits at a price target of $300.
  • Guggenheim upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $350
  • Needham has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Biogen, which currently sits at a price target of $321.
  • B of A Securities has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Biogen, which currently sits at a price target of $320.
  • Wedbush downgraded its action to Neutral with a price target of $263

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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