|Bid||61.00 x 1300|
|Ask||61.28 x 2900|
|Day's Range||60.42 - 61.65|
|52 Week Range||45.32 - 68.34|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Oct 29, 2020 - Nov 02, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.80 (2.93%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jul 02, 2020|
|1y Target Est||71.75|
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On Friday, shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) saw unusual options activity. After the option alert, the stock price moved down to $61.05. * Sentiment: BEARISH * Option Type: TRADE * Trade Type: CALL * Expiration Date: 2020-08-21 * Strike Price: $60.00 * Volume: 2743 * Open Interest: 230483 Signs of Unusual Options Activity Extraordinarily large volume is one indication of unusual options activity. Volume refers to the total shares contracts traded in a day when discussing options activity. Open interest describes unsettled contracts that have been traded but not closed by a counter-party. In other words, for each contract buyer, there must be a seller. A purchased contract remains open until a seller closes it, and vice versa.Another gauge of unusual options activity is a contract with an expiration date in the distant future. Additional time until a contract expires generally increases the potential for it to grow its time value and reach its strike price. It is important to consider time value because it represents the difference between the strike price and the value of the underlying asset.Contracts that are "out of the money" are also indicative of unusual options activity. "Out of the money" contracts occur when the underlying price is under the strike price on a call option, or above the strike price on a put option. These trades are made with the expectation that the value of the underlying asset is going to change dramatically in the future, and buyers and sellers will benefit from a greater profit margin.Understanding Sentiment Options are "bullish" when a call is purchased at/near ask price or a put is sold at/near bid price. Options are "bearish" when a call is sold at/near bid price or a put is bought at/near ask price.These observations are made without knowing the investor's true intent by purchasing these options contracts. The activity is suggestive of these strategies, but an observer cannot be sure if a bettor is playing the contract outright or if the options bettor is hedging a large underlying position in common stock. For the latter case, bullish options activity may be less meaningful than the exposure a large investor has on their short position in common stock.Trading Options With These Strategies Unusual options activity is an advantageous strategy that may greatly reward an investor if they are highly skilled, but for the less experienced trader, it should remain as another tool to make an educated investment decision while taking other observations into account.For more information to understand options alerts, visit https://pro.benzinga.help/en/articles/1769505-how-do-i-understand-options-alertsSee more from Benzinga * A Look Into Bristol-Myers Squibb's Debt * Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For July 28, 2020(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.