Morgan Stanley Unusual Options Activity For October 30

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

Looking at options history for Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) we detected 10 strange trades.

If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 30% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 70% with bearish.

From the overall spotted trades, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $160,299 and 6, calls, for a total amount of $210,849.

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 $70.0 to $85.0 for Morgan Stanley over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

In terms of liquidity and interest, the mean open interest for Morgan Stanley options trades today is 1922.33 with a total volume of 1,403.00.

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 $85.0 over the last 30 days.

Morgan Stanley Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

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Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
MS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $72.50 $61.1K 7.9K 30
MS CALL SWEEP BEARISH 04/19/24 $80.00 $54.7K 232 0
MS CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/19/24 $72.50 $36.3K 2.9K 179
MS CALL TRADE BEARISH 04/19/24 $72.50 $35.5K 1.3K 12
MS PUT SWEEP BEARISH 06/21/24 $72.50 $35.0K 2.6K 16

Where Is Morgan Stanley Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 6,488,462, the price of MS is up 0.28% at $70.6.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 78 days.

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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