Check Out What Whales Are Doing With INTC

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Intel (NASDAQ:INTC). And retail…

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Intel (NASDAQ:INTC).

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 INTC, 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 29 uncommon options trades for Intel.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 44% bullish and 55%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 11 are puts, for a total amount of $1,593,563, and 18 are calls, for a total amount of $1,225,294.

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 $20.0 to $45.0 for Intel 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 Intel’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 Intel’s whale activity within a strike price range from $20.0 to $45.0 in the last 30 days.

Intel Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Options Call Chart

Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
INTC PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $35.00 $620.1K 27.2K 811
INTC CALL TRADE BULLISH 06/21/24 $25.00 $235.8K 1.4K 640
INTC PUT SWEEP BEARISH 03/31/23 $28.50 $228.8K 88 2.1K
INTC CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $29.00 $201.5K 9.8K 1.9K
INTC PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $20.00 $164.6K 18.7K 4.1K

Where Is Intel Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 30,581,855, the price of INTC is up 0.89% at $28.26.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 43 days.

What The Experts Say On Intel:

  • Needham downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $32
  • Raymond James downgraded its action to Outperform with a price target of $30
  • Morgan Stanley upgraded its action to Equal-Weight with a price target of $28

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

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