Automatic Data Processing Unusual Options Activity For October 30

Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP).

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 ADP, 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 17 uncommon options trades for Automatic Data Processing.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 35% bullish and 64%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 8 are puts, for a total amount of $315,222, and 9 are calls, for a total amount of $303,610.

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 $220.0 to $230.0 for Automatic Data Processing over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Automatic Data Processing options trades today is 480.2 with a total volume of 3,368.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Automatic Data Processing's big money trades within a strike price range of $220.0 to $230.0 over the last 30 days.

Automatic Data Processing 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
ADP PUT SWEEP BEARISH 02/16/24 $220.00 $52.0K 519 119
ADP PUT SWEEP BEARISH 05/17/24 $230.00 $50.7K 133 1
ADP CALL TRADE BULLISH 02/16/24 $220.00 $44.1K 298 211
ADP CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 02/16/24 $220.00 $42.2K 298 18
ADP PUT SWEEP BULLISH 02/16/24 $220.00 $41.1K 519 42

Where Is Automatic Data Processing Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 1,669,113, the price of ADP is up 0.58% at $216.08.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 86 days.

What The Experts Say On Automatic Data Processing:

  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Automatic Data Processing, which currently sits at a price target of $250.
  • Barclays has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Automatic Data Processing, which currently sits at a price target of $280.

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 Automatic Data Processing, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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