Barrick Gold Unusual Options Activity

A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Barrick Gold.

Looking at options history for Barrick Gold GOLD we detected 15 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 46% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 53% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 3 are puts, for a total amount of $124,308 and 12, calls, for a total amount of $648,000.

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 $13.0 to $17.0 for Barrick Gold 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 Barrick Gold'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 Barrick Gold's whale trades within a strike price range from $13.0 to $17.0 in the last 30 days.

Barrick Gold 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
GOLD CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/17/25 $17.00 $85.0K 10.0K 1.5K
GOLD CALL TRADE BEARISH 10/27/23 $14.00 $79.9K 933 721
GOLD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 03/15/24 $17.00 $64.1K 16.2K 1.0K
GOLD CALL SWEEP BEARISH 03/15/24 $17.00 $63.0K 16.2K 4.0K
GOLD CALL TRADE BEARISH 03/15/24 $17.00 $63.0K 16.2K 2.0K

Where Is Barrick Gold Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 9,072,517, the price of GOLD is down -0.69% at $15.12.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 21 days.

What The Experts Say On Barrick Gold:

  • UBS has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Barrick Gold, which currently sits at a price target of $23.
  • BMO Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Barrick Gold, which currently sits at a price target of $30.
  • Jefferies has decided to maintain their Hold rating on Barrick Gold, which currently sits at a price target of $15.

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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