Biogen Unusual Options Activity For May 26

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Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Biogen BIIB.

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 BIIB, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga’s options scanner spotted 10 options trades for Biogen.

This isn’t normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 60% bullish and 40%, bearish.

Out of all of the options we uncovered, there was 1 put, for a total amount of $29,760, and 9, calls, for a total amount of $420,862..

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 $290.0 to $305.0 for Biogen 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 Biogen’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 Biogen’s whale activity within a strike price range from $290.0 to $305.0 in the last 30 days.

Biogen 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
BIIB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/19/24 $290.00 $79.4K 553 146
BIIB CALL SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/19/24 $290.00 $67.9K 553 17
BIIB CALL TRADE BEARISH 07/21/23 $295.00 $50.1K 361 30
BIIB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/02/23 $290.00 $50.0K 235 0
BIIB CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $290.00 $39.6K 553 41

Where Is Biogen Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 254,937, the price of BIIB is up 0.16% at $297.62.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 54 days.

What The Experts Say On Biogen:

  • B of A Securities has decided to maintain their Neutral rating on Biogen, which currently sits at a price target of $320.
  • Guggenheim upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $350
  • Argus Research has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Biogen, which currently sits at a price target of $350.
  • Wedbush downgraded its action to Neutral with a price target of $263

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