Sea Whale Trades For January 10

By Benzinga Insights

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

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 SE, 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 20 uncommon options trades for Sea.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 20% bullish and 80%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 11 are puts, for a total amount of $797,225, and 9 are calls, for a total amount of $567,544.

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 $150.0 to $350.0 for Sea over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Sea options trades today is 1449.82 with a total volume of 2,598.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Sea's big money trades within a strike price range of $150.0 to $350.0 over the last 30 days.

Sea 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
SE PUT SWEEP BEARISH 02/18/22 $170.00 $237.6K 1.4K 316
SE CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $250.00 $141.8K 450 42
SE PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 06/17/22 $250.00 $129.2K 1.5K 95
SE PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/21/22 $270.00 $89.1K 3.5K 11
SE CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $350.00 $86.9K 389 50

Where Is Sea Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 3,814,833, the price of SE is down -4.17% at $179.29.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 50 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.

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