What Are Whales Doing With Booking Holdings

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG). 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.

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG).

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 BKNG, 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 44 uncommon options trades for Booking Holdings.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 34% bullish and 65%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 39 are puts, for a total amount of $8,821,908, and 5 are calls, for a total amount of $151,610.

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 $1300.0 to $2800.0 for Booking Holdings 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 Booking Holdings’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 Booking Holdings’s whale trades within a strike price range from $1300.0 to $2800.0 in the last 30 days.

Booking Holdings Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Options Call Chart

Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
BKNG PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $1900.00 $1.3M 100 35
BKNG PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/20/23 $2380.00 $1.2M 23 3
BKNG PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $2800.00 $1.1M 70 0
BKNG PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $2800.00 $1.1M 70 20
BKNG PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $2800.00 $1.1M 70 30

Where Is Booking Holdings Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 319,324, the price of BKNG is down -3.13% at $1666.66.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 40 days.

What The Experts Say On Booking Holdings:

  • DA Davidson has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Booking Holdings, which currently sits at a price target of $2150.

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.

If you want to stay updated on the latest options trades for Booking Holdings, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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