Looking At United Parcel Service's Recent Unusual Options Activity

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on United Parcel Service UPS.

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

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 13 options trades for United Parcel Service.

This isn't normal.

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

Out of all of the options we uncovered, 12 are puts, for a total amount of $3,893,220, and there was 1 call, for a total amount of $32,892.

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 $125.0 to $180.0 for United Parcel Service 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 United Parcel Service'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 United Parcel Service's whale trades within a strike price range from $125.0 to $180.0 in the last 30 days.

United Parcel Service 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
UPS PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 10/20/23 $180.00 $3.4M 1.2K 2.8K
UPS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 10/13/23 $150.00 $82.5K 330 1.3K
UPS PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/17/25 $125.00 $71.6K 351 100
UPS PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $180.00 $47.2K 1.1K 30
UPS PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $180.00 $47.1K 1.1K 47

Where Is United Parcel Service Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 2,703,845, the price of UPS is down -0.05% at $155.0.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 23 days.

What The Experts Say On United Parcel Service:

  • Stephens & Co. downgraded its action to Equal-Weight with a price target of $195
  • Raymond James has decided to maintain their Strong Buy rating on United Parcel Service, which currently sits at a price target of $200.
  • Citigroup has decided to maintain their Buy rating on United Parcel Service, which currently sits at a price target of $180.
  • Susquehanna has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on United Parcel Service, which currently sits at a price target of $160.
  • B of A Securities has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on United Parcel Service, which currently sits at a price target of $177.

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 United Parcel Service, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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