Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM).
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 JPM, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.
Today, Benzinga’s options scanner spotted 20 options trades for JPMorgan Chase.
This isn’t normal.
The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 45% bullish and 55%, bearish.
Out of all of the options we uncovered, there was 1 put, for a total amount of $39,250, and 19, calls, for a total amount of $995,035..
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 $60.0 to $175.0 for JPMorgan Chase over the last 3 months.
Volume & Open Interest Development
In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for JPMorgan Chase options trades today is 3220.67 with a total volume of 38,670.00.
In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for JPMorgan Chase’s big money trades within a strike price range of $60.0 to $175.0 over the last 30 days.
JPMorgan Chase 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|
Where Is JPMorgan Chase Standing Right Now?
- With a volume of 6,714,746, the price of JPM is up 2.41% at $162.17.
- RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
- Next earnings are expected to be released in 11 days.
What The Experts Say On JPMorgan Chase:
- Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Underweight rating on JPMorgan Chase, which currently sits at a price target of $184.
- Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on JPMorgan Chase, which currently sits at a price target of $202.
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