Check Out What Whales Are Doing With CRWD

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on CrowdStrike Holdings CRWD.

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 CRWD, 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 32 uncommon options trades for CrowdStrike Holdings.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 46% bullish and 53%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 8 are puts, for a total amount of $578,685, and 24 are calls, for a total amount of $1,117,881.

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 $100.0 to $190.0 for CrowdStrike Holdings 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 CrowdStrike Holdings'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 CrowdStrike Holdings's whale activity within a strike price range from $100.0 to $190.0 in the last 30 days.

CrowdStrike Holdings 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
CRWD PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 06/21/24 $140.00 $186.0K 433 201
CRWD CALL TRADE BEARISH 10/20/23 $165.00 $138.0K 1.5K 39
CRWD CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $190.00 $104.0K 4.4K 113
CRWD PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/17/25 $140.00 $95.5K 799 5
CRWD PUT TRADE BEARISH 08/11/23 $149.00 $76.0K 45 1.4K

Where Is CrowdStrike Holdings Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 2,869,951, the price of CRWD is up 4.02% at $161.85.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 29 days.

What The Experts Say On CrowdStrike Holdings:

  • Needham downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $170
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on CrowdStrike Holdings, which currently sits at a price target of $178.
  • JMP Securities downgraded its action to Market Outperform with a price target of $235
  • Needham downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $170

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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