This Is What Whales Are Betting On Shell

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Shell SHEL.

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 SHEL, 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 16 uncommon options trades for Shell.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 62% bullish and 37%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $188,190, and 12 are calls, for a total amount of $1,345,358.

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 $55.0 to $70.0 for Shell 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 Shell'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 Shell's whale activity within a strike price range from $55.0 to $70.0 in the last 30 days.

Shell Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Options Call Chart

Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
SHEL CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $65.00 $338.9K 5.9K 1.2K
SHEL CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $65.00 $261.9K 5.9K 4.7K
SHEL CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $65.00 $229.7K 5.9K 2.0K
SHEL CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $65.00 $140.2K 5.9K 2.6K
SHEL PUT SWEEP BULLISH 10/20/23 $62.50 $97.4K 937 0

Where Is Shell Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 3,808,154, the price of SHEL is up 0.64% at $62.19.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 14 days.

What The Experts Say On Shell:

  • Wells Fargo has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Shell, which currently sits at a price target of $77.

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

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