Netflix Unusual Options Activity

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Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Netflix NFLX.

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 NFLX, 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 18 uncommon options trades for Netflix.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 33% bullish and 66%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 9 are puts, for a total amount of $531,680, and 9 are calls, for a total amount of $674,474.

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 $300.0 to $440.0 for Netflix over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Netflix options trades today is 2778.27 with a total volume of 14,259.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Netflix’s big money trades within a strike price range of $300.0 to $440.0 over the last 30 days.

Netflix 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
NFLX CALL SWEEP BULLISH 09/15/23 $440.00 $231.8K 891 10
NFLX CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/13/23 $320.00 $130.6K 3.9K 824
NFLX PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $350.00 $114.0K 2.4K 37
NFLX CALL SWEEP BEARISH 07/21/23 $410.00 $96.3K 7.7K 410
NFLX PUT SWEEP BEARISH 01/13/23 $320.00 $68.1K 1.2K 2.2K

Where Is Netflix Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 2,251,957, the price of NFLX is up 1.62% at $320.28.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 9 days.

What The Experts Say On Netflix:

  • Goldman Sachs has decided to maintain their Sell rating on Netflix, which currently sits at a price target of $225.
  • New Street Research downgraded its action to Neutral with a price target of $304
  • CFRA upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $310
  • Morgan Stanley has decided to maintain their Equal-Weight rating on Netflix, which currently sits at a price target of $275.

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