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Check Out What Whales Are Doing With LLY

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

Looking at options history for Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) we detected 11 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 45% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 54% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $222,425 and 7, calls, for a total amount of $315,887.

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 $110.0 to $300.0 for Eli Lilly over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Eli Lilly options trades today is 327.0 with a total volume of 1,448.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Eli Lilly's big money trades within a strike price range of $110.0 to $300.0 over the last 30 days.

Eli Lilly 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
LLY PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/17/22 $290.00 $78.0K 602 65
LLY CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/20/22 $287.50 $75.9K 164 147
LLY PUT TRADE BEARISH 06/17/22 $290.00 $67.9K 602 176
LLY CALL SWEEP BEARISH 05/20/22 $290.00 $57.9K 750 189
LLY CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $110.00 $54.8K 8 3

Where Is Eli Lilly Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,555,736, the price of LLY is down -0.39% at $290.67.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 81 days.

What The Experts Say On Eli Lilly:

  • BMO Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Eli Lilly, which currently sits at a price target of $358.
  • Mizuho has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Eli Lilly, which currently sits at a price target of $356.
  • Wells Fargo has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Eli Lilly, which currently sits at a price target of $305.
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Eli Lilly, which currently sits at a price target of $369.

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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