Looking At MercadoLibre's Recent Unusual Options Activity

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Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on MercadoLibre MELI.

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 MELI, 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 34 uncommon options trades for MercadoLibre.

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, 19 are puts, for a total amount of $953,279, and 15 are calls, for a total amount of $3,086,142.

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 $390.0 to $1200.0 for MercadoLibre over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is an insightful way to conduct due diligence on a stock.

This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for MercadoLibre’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 MercadoLibre’s whale activity within a strike price range from $390.0 to $1200.0 in the last 30 days.

MercadoLibre 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
MELI CALL TRADE BULLISH 03/17/23 $900.00 $2.4M 276 350
MELI PUT SWEEP BEARISH 02/17/23 $840.00 $178.4K 10 31
MELI CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $1200.00 $109.3K 514 20
MELI PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 06/16/23 $630.00 $102.5K 9 26
MELI CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/16/23 $1200.00 $77.6K 514 83

Where Is MercadoLibre Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 221,166, the price of MELI is up 1.6% at $839.3.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 48 days.

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