BlackRock Unusual Options Activity

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Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on BlackRock (NYSE:BLK).

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 BLK, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 23 options trades for BlackRock.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 52% bullish and 47%, bearish.

Out of all of the options we uncovered, 22 are puts, for a total amount of $1,950,329, and there was 1 call, for a total amount of $98,160.

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 $530.0 to $900.0 for BlackRock 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 BlackRock'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 BlackRock's whale trades within a strike price range from $530.0 to $900.0 in the last 30 days.

BlackRock 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
BLK PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/17/25 $750.00 $335.0K 353 416
BLK PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/17/25 $750.00 $243.6K 353 380
BLK PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/17/25 $750.00 $182.4K 353 424
BLK PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/17/25 $750.00 $167.3K 353 380
BLK PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/17/25 $750.00 $110.6K 353 171

Where Is BlackRock Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 260,496, the price of BLK is down 0.0% at $598.08.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 74 days.

What The Experts Say On BlackRock:

  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on BlackRock, which currently sits at a price target of $897.
  • Deutsche Bank has decided to maintain their Buy rating on BlackRock, which currently sits at a price target of $800.
  • Wells Fargo has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on BlackRock, which currently sits at a price target of $720.
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on BlackRock, which currently sits at a price target of $836.
  • JP Morgan has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on BlackRock, which currently sits at a price target of $708.

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 BlackRock, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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