Airbnb Options Trading: A Deep Dive into Market Sentiment

Airbnb, Inc. -1.04%

Airbnb, Inc.




Investors with a lot of money to spend have taken a bearish stance on Airbnb (NASDAQ:ABNB).

And retail traders should know.

We noticed this today when the trades showed up on publicly available options history that we track here at Benzinga.

Whether these are institutions or just wealthy individuals, we don't know. But when something this big happens with ABNB, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

So how do we know what these investors just did?

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 12 uncommon options trades for Airbnb.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 16% bullish and 83%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $260,012, and 8 are calls, for a total amount of $762,850.

Expected Price Movements

After evaluating the trading volumes and Open Interest, it's evident that the major market movers are focusing on a price band between $110.0 and $175.0 for Airbnb, spanning the last three months.

Insights into Volume & Open Interest

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Airbnb options trades today is 790.0 with a total volume of 1,949.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Airbnb's big money trades within a strike price range of $110.0 to $175.0 over the last 30 days.

Airbnb Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Options Call Chart

Noteworthy Options Activity:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
ABNB CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/16/26 $165.00 $431.0K 103 200
ABNB PUT TRADE NEUTRAL 03/15/24 $150.00 $115.3K 524 50
ABNB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/16/26 $170.00 $101.5K 16 56
ABNB PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 12/15/23 $125.00 $78.6K 1.1K 776
ABNB CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/17/25 $175.00 $69.0K 608 80

About Airbnb

Started in 2008, Airbnb is the world's largest online alternative accommodation travel agency, also offering booking services for boutique hotels and experiences. Airbnb's platform offered over 7 million active accommodation listings as of Sept. 30, 2023. Listings from the company's over 4 million hosts are spread over almost every country in the world. In the fourth quarter of 2022, 47% of revenue was from the North American region. Transaction fees for online bookings account for all its revenue.

Airbnb's Current Market Status

  • With a trading volume of 2,519,907, the price of ABNB is down by -0.44%, reaching $127.0.
  • Current RSI values indicate that the stock is may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings report is scheduled for 76 days from now.

What Analysts Are Saying About Airbnb

In the last month, 5 experts released ratings on this stock with an average target price of $141.6.

  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Piper Sandler continues to hold a Neutral rating for Airbnb, targeting a price of $123.
  • An analyst from Needham has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Airbnb, which currently sits at a price target of $150.
  • An analyst from Jefferies has revised its rating downward to Hold, adjusting the price target to $140.
  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Wedbush continues to hold a Neutral rating for Airbnb, targeting a price of $135.
  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Susquehanna continues to hold a Positive rating for Airbnb, targeting a price of $160.

Options trading presents higher risks and potential rewards. Astute traders manage these risks by continually educating themselves, adapting their strategies, monitoring multiple indicators, and keeping a close eye on market movements. Stay informed about the latest Airbnb options trades with real-time alerts from Benzinga Pro.

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