Microsoft Whale Trades For May 20

A whale with a lot of money to spend has taken a noticeably bearish stance on Microsoft.

Looking at options history for Microsoft MSFT we detected 133 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 44% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 55% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 79 are puts, for a total amount of $4,842,451 and 54, calls, for a total amount of $3,380,721.

What's The Price Target?

Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range from $150.0 to $400.0 for Microsoft over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

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 Microsoft'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 Microsoft's whale trades within a strike price range from $150.0 to $400.0 in the last 30 days.

Microsoft Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
MSFT CALL TRADE BEARISH 10/21/22 $280.00 $261.0K 701 737
MSFT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 05/20/22 $300.00 $248.5K 5.0K 224
MSFT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 05/20/22 $262.50 $174.0K 2.9K 881
MSFT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $245.00 $143.9K 2.0K 542
MSFT CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $300.00 $130.9K 10.4K 683

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
MSFT CALL TRADE BEARISH 10/21/22 $280.00 $261.0K 701 737
MSFT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 05/20/22 $300.00 $248.5K 5.0K 224
MSFT PUT SWEEP BULLISH 05/20/22 $262.50 $174.0K 2.9K 881
MSFT PUT SWEEP BEARISH 08/19/22 $245.00 $143.9K 2.0K 542
MSFT CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $300.00 $130.9K 10.4K 683

Where Is Microsoft Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 38,910,569, the price of MSFT is down -0.23% at $252.56.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 67 days.

What The Experts Say On Microsoft:

  • BMO Capital has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Microsoft, which currently sits at a price target of $340.
  • Deutsche Bank has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Microsoft, which currently sits at a price target of $350.
  • Stifel has decided to maintain their Buy rating on Microsoft, which currently sits at a price target of $350.
  • Wolfe Research has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Microsoft, which currently sits at a price target of $350.
  • Wedbush has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on Microsoft, which currently sits at a price target of $340.

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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