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Becton Dickinson And Company (BDX) – What Whales Do With Becton, Dickinson

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bearish stance on Becton, Dickinson BDX.

And retailers should know that.

We noticed this today when the big position appeared on the history of publicly available options we track here at Benzinga.

Whether it is an institution or just a wealthy individual, we don’t know. But when something this big happens with BDX, it often means someone knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga’s options scanner spotted 12 options trades for Becton, Dickinson.

It is not normal.

The general sentiment of these big traders is split between 25% bullish and 75% bearish.

Of all the options we discovered, 11 were puts, totaling $566,748, and there was 1 call, totaling $32,240.

What is the target price?

Given the volume and open interest on these contracts, it appears the whales have been targeting a $240.0-$270.0 price range for Becton, Dickinson over the past 3 months.

Development of volume and open interest

Watching volume and open interest is a powerful move when trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest of Becton, Dickinson options for a given strike price. Below we can observe the development of call volume and open interest and put options, respectively, for all Becton, Dickinson whale trades within a strike price range of 240.0 $ to $270.0 in the last 30 days.

Becton, Dickinson Options Volume and Open Interest in the Last 30 Days

The biggest options spotted:









Symbol PUT/CALL Kind of trade Feeling Exp. Date Strike price Total trade price open interest Volume
BDX PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $270.00 $88.9K 808 163
BDX PUT SWEEP BEARISH 09/16/22 $270.00 $83.1K 808 430
BDX PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 09/16/22 $270.00 $82,100 808 380
BDX PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $270.00 $61,600 808 200
BDX PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $270.00 $54.2,000 808 330









Symbol PUT/CALL Kind of trade Feeling Exp. Date Strike price Total trade price open interest Volume
BDX PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $270.00 $88.9K 808 163
BDX PUT SWEEP BEARISH 09/16/22 $270.00 $83.1K 808 430
BDX PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 09/16/22 $270.00 $82,100 808 380
BDX PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $270.00 $61,600 808 200
BDX PUT SWEEP BULLISH 09/16/22 $270.00 $54.2,000 808 330

Where’s Becton, Dickinson standing right now?

  • With a volume of 964,514, the price of BDX is up 1.12% to $255.25.
  • RSI indicators suggest that the underlying stock could be close to overbought.
  • The next results should be published in 63 days.

What experts say about Becton, Dickinson:

  • Goldman Sachs has decided to maintain its buy rating on Becton, Dickinson, which currently sits at a price target of $319.

Options are a riskier asset than just trading stocks, but they have a higher profit potential. Serious options traders manage this risk by educating themselves daily, increasing and decreasing trades, following more than one indicator, and following the markets closely.

If you want to stay up to date on the latest options trades for Becton, Dickinson, BenzingaPro gives you real-time alerts on options trades.