Someone with a lot of money to spend (and possibly insider knowledge) has taken an unusually bullish stance on AT&T.
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 T, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.
So how do we know what the Smart Money just did?
Today, Benzinga’s options scanner spotted 10 uncommon options trades for AT&T (NYSE:T).
This isn’t normal.
The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 50.0% bullish and 50.0%, bearish.
Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 7 are puts, for a total amount of $325,990, and 3 are calls, for a total amount of $232,700.
What’s The Price Target?
Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that the smart money is targeting a price range from $25.0 to $28.0 for AT&T in the over the last 3 months.
Volume & Open Interest Development
In terms of liquidity and interest, the total open interest for AT&T big money options trades today is 66,131 with a total volume of 31,265.
In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for AT&T’s big money trades within a strike price range of $25.0 to $28.0 over the last 30 days.
AT&T 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|
Where Is AT&T Standing Right Now?
- With a volume of 25,752,841, the price of T is up -1.75% over the last 24 hours at $27.05.
- RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
- Next earnings are expected to be released in 31 days.
What The Experts Say On AT&T:
- LightShed Partners downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $36.0
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