Microsoft Whale Trades for May 20

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

Viewing Options History for Microsoft MSFT we detected 133 strange occupations.

Looking at the specifics of each trade, it is correct to say that 44% of investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 55% with bearish expectations.

Of all the transactions identified, 79 are put options, for a total amount of $4,842,451 and 54 are call options, for a total amount of $3,380,721.

What is the target price?

Given the volume and open interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range of $150.0 to $400.0 for Microsoft over the past 3 months.

Development of volume and open interest

Watching volume and open interest is a powerful move when trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest of Microsoft options for a given strike price. Below we can observe the evolution of call and put volume and open interest, respectively, for all Microsoft whale exchanges within a strike price range of $150.0 to $400.0 in the last 30 days.

Microsoft options volume and open interest in the last 30 days

The biggest options spotted:









Symbol PUT/CALL Kind of trade Feeling Exp. Date Strike price Total trade price open interest Volume
MSFT CALL TRADE BEARISH 10/21/22 $280.00 $261,000 701 737
MSFT PUT SCANNING BEARISH 05/20/22 $300.00 $248.5,000 5.0K 224
MSFT PUT SCANNING BULLISH 05/20/22 $262.50 $174,000 2.9K 881
MSFT PUT SCANNING BEARISH 08/19/22 $245.00 $143,900 2.0K 542
MSFT CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/20/23 $300.00 $130,900 10.4K 683

Where is Microsoft right now?

  • With a volume of 38,910,569, the price of MSFT is down -0.23% to $252.56.
  • RSI indicators suggest that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • The next results should be published in 67 days.

What experts say about Microsoft:

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

Options are a riskier asset than just trading stocks, but they have a higher profit potential. Serious options traders manage this risk by educating themselves daily, increasing and decreasing trades, following more than one indicator, and following the markets closely.

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