Unpacking the Latest Options Trading Trends in KLA

Investors with a lot of money to spend have taken a bullish stance on KLA KLAC.

And retail traders should know.

We noticed this today when the positions 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 KLAC, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 8 options trades for KLA.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 37% bullish and 12%, bearish.

Out of all of the options we uncovered, there was 1 put, for a total amount of $72,053, and 7, calls, for a total amount of $319,154.

Predicted Price Range

Analyzing the Volume and Open Interest in these contracts, it seems that the big players have been eyeing a price window from $390.0 to $840.0 for KLA during the past quarter.

Analyzing Volume & Open Interest

Looking at the volume and open interest is a powerful move while trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for KLA'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 KLA's whale trades within a strike price range from $390.0 to $840.0 in the last 30 days.

KLA 30-Day Option Volume & Interest Snapshot

Significant Options Trades Detected:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
KLAC CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/16/26 $409.0 $400.0 $404.5 $400.00 $80.9K 6 2
KLAC PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 06/14/24 $7.4 $6.1 $7.0 $750.00 $72.0K 26 2
KLAC CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/17/25 $112.2 $104.9 $108.7 $740.00 $54.3K 125 5
KLAC CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/16/26 $426.0 $418.0 $423.9 $390.00 $42.3K 3 1
KLAC CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 01/16/26 $423.0 $414.0 $417.8 $390.00 $41.7K 3 2

About KLA

KLA is one of the largest semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment, or WFE, manufacturers in the world. It specializes in the market segment of semiconductor process control, wherein machines inspect semiconductor wafers during research and development and manufacturing for defects and verify precise measurements. In this section of the market, KLA holds a majority share. It also has a small exposure to the etch and deposition segments of the WFE market. It counts as top customers the largest chipmakers in the world, including TSMC and Samsung.

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

Where Is KLA Standing Right Now?

  • Currently trading with a volume of 416,734, the KLAC's price is down by -1.69%, now at $766.07.
  • RSI readings suggest the stock is currently may be approaching overbought.
  • Anticipated earnings release is in 48 days.

Expert Opinions on KLA

3 market experts have recently issued ratings for this stock, with a consensus target price of $820.0.

  • An analyst from Barclays upgraded its action to Equal-Weight with a price target of $765.
  • In a cautious move, an analyst from Jefferies downgraded its rating to Buy, setting a price target of $820.
  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Raymond James continues to hold a Outperform rating for KLA, targeting a price of $875.

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.

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