HCA Healthcare Unusual Options Activity For July 27

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on HCA Healthcare HCA.

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 HCA, 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 11 uncommon options trades for HCA Healthcare.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 63% bullish and 36%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 5 are puts, for a total amount of $800,950, and 6 are calls, for a total amount of $305,437.

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 $200.0 to $275.0 for HCA Healthcare 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 HCA Healthcare'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 HCA Healthcare's whale activity within a strike price range from $200.0 to $275.0 in the last 30 days.

HCA Healthcare 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
HCA PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/17/25 $275.00 $289.6K 14 100
HCA PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/17/25 $275.00 $275.4K 14 200
HCA PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/17/25 $275.00 $132.0K 14 250
HCA CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/21/24 $225.00 $128.6K 38 20
HCA PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/17/25 $270.00 $69.5K 30 75

Where Is HCA Healthcare Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 929,219, the price of HCA is down -2.31% at $275.65.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 0 days.

What The Experts Say On HCA Healthcare:

  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on HCA Healthcare, which currently sits at a price target of $300.
  • Mizuho has decided to maintain their Buy rating on HCA Healthcare, which currently sits at a price target of $325.

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

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