Johnson & Johnson Unusual Options Activity

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Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ).


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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 JNJ, 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 12 uncommon options trades for Johnson & Johnson.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 50% bullish and 50%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 7 are puts, for a total amount of $489,215, and 5 are calls, for a total amount of $288,465.

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 $155.0 to $180.0 for Johnson & Johnson over the last 3 months.

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Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Johnson & Johnson options trades today is 2560.38 with a total volume of 7,534.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Johnson & Johnson’s big money trades within a strike price range of $155.0 to $180.0 over the last 30 days.

Johnson & Johnson Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

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Options Call Chart

Biggest Options Spotted:


Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
JNJ CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/13/23 $155.00 $130.1K 10 55
JNJ PUT SWEEP BULLISH 02/17/23 $180.00 $122.5K 1.1K 1.5K
JNJ PUT SWEEP BULLISH 02/17/23 $180.00 $118.7K 1.1K 1.2K
JNJ PUT SWEEP BEARISH 02/17/23 $180.00 $113.6K 1.1K 324
JNJ CALL TRADE BEARISH 02/17/23 $175.00 $59.8K 2.5K 1.0K

Where Is Johnson & Johnson Standing Right Now?

With a volume of 1,910,769, the price of JNJ is down -1.09% at $178.28. RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold. Next earnings are expected to be released in 15 days.

What The Experts Say On Johnson & Johnson:

Citigroup has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Johnson & Johnson, which currently sits at a price target of $205.

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

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