Behind the Scenes of Morgan Stanley's Latest Options Trends

Financial giants have made a conspicuous bullish move on Morgan Stanley. Our analysis of options history for Morgan Stanley MS revealed 50 unusual trades.

Delving into the details, we found 60% of traders were bullish, while 40% showed bearish tendencies. Out of all the trades we spotted, 41 were puts, with a value of $2,418,864, and 9 were calls, valued at $504,210.

Projected Price Targets

Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range from $70.0 to $105.0 for Morgan Stanley over the last 3 months.

Insights into Volume & Open Interest

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Morgan Stanley options trades today is 3914.9 with a total volume of 65,593.00.

In the following chart, we are able to follow the development of volume and open interest of call and put options for Morgan Stanley's big money trades within a strike price range of $70.0 to $105.0 over the last 30 days.

Morgan Stanley Call and Put Volume: 30-Day Overview

Largest Options Trades Observed:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
MS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/20/25 $6.85 $6.8 $6.83 $80.00 $294.2K 970 2.9K
MS CALL SWEEP BEARISH 03/21/25 $17.05 $16.75 $16.8 $75.00 $193.2K 0 117
MS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 10/18/24 $2.67 $2.62 $2.67 $77.50 $161.7K 969 576
MS PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/20/25 $7.15 $6.85 $6.86 $80.00 $137.2K 970 975
MS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 06/20/25 $6.8 $6.75 $6.75 $80.00 $132.2K 970 3.6K

About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a global investment bank whose history, through its legacy firms, can be traced back to 1924. The company has institutional securities, wealth management, and investment management segments. The company had over $4 trillion of client assets as well as over 80,000 employees at the end of 2022. Approximately 50% of the company's net revenue is from its institutional securities business, with the remainder coming from wealth and investment management. The company derives about 30% of its total revenue outside the Americas.

After a thorough review of the options trading surrounding Morgan Stanley, we move to examine the company in more detail. This includes an assessment of its current market status and performance.

Morgan Stanley's Current Market Status

  • Currently trading with a volume of 6,033,725, the MS's price is up by 0.66%, now at $86.76.
  • RSI readings suggest the stock is currently is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Anticipated earnings release is in 1 days.

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