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Wednesday, 10/18/2023 4:09:36 PM

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 4:09:36 PM

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Cleveland-Cliffs Unusual Options Activity For October 18

byBenzinga Insights

October 18, 2023 1:01 PM | 2 min read

"The Best Report Benzinga Has Ever Produced"

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 CLF, 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 Cleveland-Cliffs.
This isn't normal.
The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 45% bullish and 54%, bearish.
Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 7 are puts, for a total amount of $255,752, and 4 are calls, for a total amount of $151,722.

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 $13.0 to $40.0 for Cleveland-Cliffs 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 Cleveland-Cliffs'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 Cleveland-Cliffs's whale activity within a strike price range from $13.0 to $40.0 in the last 30 days.

Cleveland-Cliffs Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Biggest Options Spotted:

SymbolPUT/CALLTrade TypeSentimentExp. DateStrike PriceTotal Trade PriceOpen InterestVolumeCLFCALLSWEEPBULLISH01/19/24$14.00$61.3K2.1K17CLFPUTSWEEPNEUTRAL11/17/23$18.00$50.8K99211CLFPUTTRADEBEARISH01/19/24$37.00$43.7K00CLFPUTSWEEPBEARISH06/21/24$13.00$39.3K8.3K300CLFPUTTRADEBEARISH11/17/23$18.00$34.6K992170

Where Is Cleveland-Cliffs Standing Right Now?

With a volume of 11,140,305, the price of CLF is down -7.5% at $14.42.

RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.

Next earnings are expected to be released in 5 days.

What The Experts Say On Cleveland-Cliffs:

Citigroup upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $22

Citigroup upgraded its action to Buy with a price target of $22

B. Riley Securities has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Cleveland-Cliffs, which currently sits at a price target of $25.

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

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Total Trades:
  • 1D
  • 1M
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  • 6M
  • 1Y
  • 5Y
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