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Fri. 14 Jan 2022, 2:45pm ETBenzinga
In: Options, Markets

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

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 AVGO, 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 14 uncommon options trades for Broadcom.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 28% bullish and 71%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 7 are puts, for a total amount of $301,435, and 7 are calls, for a total amount of $688,355.

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 $540.0 to $620.0 for Broadcom over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is a powerful move while trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for Broadcom'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 Broadcom's whale trades within a strike price range from $540.0 to $620.0 in the last 30 days.

Broadcom 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
AVGO CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $620.00 $383.4K 1.2K 64
AVGO CALL SWEEP BEARISH 03/18/22 $600.00 $85.5K 417 44
AVGO CALL TRADE BEARISH 03/18/22 $600.00 $62.0K 417 45
AVGO PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $540.00 $59.5K 683 37
AVGO CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 02/18/22 $590.00 $57.3K 142 13

Where Is Broadcom Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,435,052, the price of AVGO is down -0.26% at $595.64.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 48 days.

What The Experts Say On Broadcom:

  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Broadcom, which currently sits at a price target of $700.

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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