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Check Out What Whales Are Doing With COP

ByBenzinga Insights

Jul 21, 2022
Check Out What Whales Are Doing With COP

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on ConocoPhillips COP.

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 COP, 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 11 uncommon options trades for ConocoPhillips.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 72% bullish and 27%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 9 are puts, for a total amount of $670,306, and 2 are calls, for a total amount of $120,325.

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 $76.0 to $165.0 for ConocoPhillips over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for ConocoPhillips options trades today is 442.5 with a total volume of 2,024.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for ConocoPhillips’s big money trades within a strike price range of $76.0 to $165.0 over the last 30 days.

ConocoPhillips 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
COP PUT SWEEP BULLISH 07/29/22 $118.00 $177.0K 0 59
COP PUT TRADE BULLISH 08/19/22 $110.00 $171.6K 1.1K 101
COP PUT TRADE BEARISH 08/19/22 $76.00 $94.5K 14 900
COP CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 08/26/22 $95.00 $88.1K 42 385
COP PUT SWEEP BULLISH 08/19/22 $165.00 $61.5K 0 11









Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
COP PUT SWEEP BULLISH 07/29/22 $118.00 $177.0K 0 59
COP PUT TRADE BULLISH 08/19/22 $110.00 $171.6K 1.1K 101
COP PUT TRADE BEARISH 08/19/22 $76.00 $94.5K 14 900
COP CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 08/26/22 $95.00 $88.1K 42 385
COP PUT SWEEP BULLISH 08/19/22 $165.00 $61.5K 0 11

Where Is ConocoPhillips Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 8,011,565, the price of COP is down -2.09% at $88.81.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 14 days.

What The Experts Say On ConocoPhillips:

  • MKM Partners downgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $110
  • Piper Sandler has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on ConocoPhillips, which currently sits at a price target of $123.
  • B of A Securities upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $134
  • Mizuho has decided to maintain their Buy rating on ConocoPhillips, which currently sits at a price target of $148.
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on ConocoPhillips, which currently sits at a price target of $117.

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



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