Looking At Coca-Cola's Recent Unusual Options Activity

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Coca-Cola KO.

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 KO, 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 Coca-Cola.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 63% bullish and 36%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $197,030, and 7 are calls, for a total amount of $395,176.

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 $52.5 to $62.5 for Coca-Cola over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Coca-Cola options trades today is 4872.75 with a total volume of 2,264.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Coca-Cola’s big money trades within a strike price range of $52.5 to $62.5 over the last 30 days.

Coca-Cola 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
KO CALL SWEEP BULLISH 06/16/23 $60.00 $141.0K 21.2K 460
KO PUT TRADE BULLISH 04/21/23 $62.50 $81.2K 2.2K 96
KO CALL TRADE BEARISH 04/21/23 $62.50 $64.1K 3.3K 302
KO CALL SWEEP BEARISH 12/15/23 $57.50 $48.8K 196 63
KO PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $55.00 $48.5K 5.0K 405

Where Is Coca-Cola Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 4,836,774, the price of KO is down -0.74% at $61.67.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 29 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.

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