This Is What Whales Are Betting On Chipotle Mexican Grill

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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

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Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG).

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 CMG, 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 13 uncommon options trades for Chipotle Mexican Grill.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 23% bullish and 76%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 6 are puts, for a total amount of $333,362, and 7 are calls, for a total amount of $227,825.

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 $1600.0 to $1985.0 for Chipotle Mexican Grill over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Chipotle Mexican Grill options trades today is 53.0 with a total volume of 229.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Chipotle Mexican Grill's big money trades within a strike price range of $1600.0 to $1985.0 over the last 30 days.

Chipotle Mexican Grill 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
CMG PUT TRADE BEARISH 03/15/24 $1810.00 $81.2K 36 0
CMG PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 11/24/23 $1920.00 $66.5K 35 0
CMG PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 11/24/23 $1915.00 $63.3K 35 0
CMG PUT SWEEP BEARISH 11/17/23 $1750.00 $48.8K 288 91
CMG PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 12/01/23 $1900.00 $48.2K 0 0

Where Is Chipotle Mexican Grill Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 50,658, the price of CMG is up 0.07% at $1889.0.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 99 days.

What The Experts Say On Chipotle Mexican Grill:

  • Stephens & Co. has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Chipotle Mexican Grill, which currently sits at a price target of $2330.
  • Keybanc has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Chipotle Mexican Grill, which currently sits at a price target of $2250.
  • Citigroup has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Chipotle Mexican Grill, which currently sits at a price target of $2260.
  • Stephens & Co. downgraded its action to Overweight with a price target of $2330
  • Truist Securities downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $2280

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 Chipotle Mexican Grill, Benzinga Pro gives you real-time options trades alerts.

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