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Looking At CVS Health’s Recent Unusual Options Activity

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on CVS Health (NYSE:CVS). And…

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on CVS Health (NYSE:CVS).

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 CVS, 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 19 uncommon options trades for CVS Health.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 42% bullish and 57%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 8 are puts, for a total amount of $495,521, and 11 are calls, for a total amount of $882,382.

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 $42.5 to $85.0 for CVS Health over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for CVS Health options trades today is 1151.54 with a total volume of 4,781.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for CVS Health’s big money trades within a strike price range of $42.5 to $85.0 over the last 30 days.

CVS Health 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
CVS CALL TRADE BEARISH 05/19/23 $75.00 $491.0K 79 124
CVS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 08/18/23 $77.50 $144.9K 1.7K 509
CVS PUT TRADE BEARISH 06/16/23 $77.50 $85.6K 1.1K 256
CVS PUT TRADE BEARISH 04/06/23 $85.00 $66.1K 328 76
CVS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 04/21/23 $75.00 $53.2K 2.4K 806

Where Is CVS Health Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 6,008,296, the price of CVS is down -0.76% at $76.52.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 51 days.

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

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