Hess Unusual Options Activity

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Hess HES.

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 HES, 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 Hess.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 60% bullish and 40%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 7 are puts, for a total amount of $463,892, and 3 are calls, for a total amount of $160,435.

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 $155.0 to $170.0 for Hess 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 Hess'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 Hess's whale trades within a strike price range from $155.0 to $170.0 in the last 30 days.

Hess 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
HES PUT TRADE BEARISH 09/15/23 $170.00 $163.2K 1 240
HES PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/22/23 $162.50 $79.2K 1 400
HES PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/22/23 $165.00 $78.9K 0 251
HES CALL SWEEP BULLISH 09/15/23 $155.00 $71.2K 1.4K 110
HES CALL TRADE BULLISH 09/15/23 $155.00 $52.2K 1.4K 110

Where Is Hess Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 617,753, the price of HES is up 2.32% at $164.18.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 41 days.

What The Experts Say On Hess:

  • UBS has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Hess, which currently sits at a price target of $206.
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Hess, which currently sits at a price target of $158.
  • Mizuho has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Hess, which currently sits at a price target of $175.

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

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