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What Are Whales Doing With Walt Disney

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS).

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 DIS, 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 Walt Disney.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 40% bullish and 60%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 9 are puts, for a total amount of $407,084, and 11 are calls, for a total amount of $444,331.

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 $80.0 to $165.0 for Walt Disney over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Walt Disney options trades today is 6393.38 with a total volume of 10,889.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Walt Disney's big money trades within a strike price range of $80.0 to $165.0 over the last 30 days.

Walt Disney 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
DIS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $115.00 $97.6K 3.4K 212
DIS CALL SWEEP BEARISH 05/20/22 $117.00 $67.2K 2.3K 2.9K
DIS PUT TRADE BULLISH 10/21/22 $95.00 $53.0K 2.2K 105
DIS CALL SWEEP BEARISH 05/20/22 $115.00 $51.4K 1.3K 487
DIS PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $140.00 $48.8K 17.2K 35

Where Is Walt Disney Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 7,472,199, the price of DIS is down -1.98% at $110.38.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 5 days.

What The Experts Say On Walt Disney:

  • JP Morgan has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Walt Disney, which currently sits at a price target of $175.
  • Rosenblatt downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $177

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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