Mastercard Unusual Options Activity For January 06

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A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Mastercard.

Looking at options history for Mastercard MA we detected 23 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 47% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 52% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 14 are puts, for a total amount of $590,470 and 9, calls, for a total amount of $519,393.

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 $250.0 to $400.0 for Mastercard 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 Mastercard’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 Mastercard’s whale activity within a strike price range from $250.0 to $400.0 in the last 30 days.

Mastercard 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
MA CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 04/21/23 $280.00 $170.3K 21 20
MA CALL TRADE BEARISH 02/17/23 $360.00 $71.6K 574 47
MA CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 03/17/23 $360.00 $64.7K 460 51
MA PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $400.00 $56.9K 290 131
MA PUT TRADE BEARISH 01/19/24 $400.00 $56.9K 290 99

Where Is Mastercard Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 728,439, the price of MA is up 2.98% at $362.26.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 20 days.

What The Experts Say On Mastercard:

  • Wells Fargo has decided to maintain their Overweight rating on Mastercard, which currently sits at a price target of $405.
  • UBS has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Mastercard, which currently sits at a price target of $441.

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.

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