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Looking At Morgan Stanley's Recent Whale Trades

By Benzinga Insights

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).

And retail traders should know.

We noticed this today when the big position showed up on publicly available options history that we track here at Benzinga.

Whether this is an institution or just a wealthy individual, we don't know. But when something this big happens with MS, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

So how do we know what this whale just did?

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 10 uncommon options trades for Morgan Stanley.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 60% bullish and 40%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 7 are puts, for a total amount of $242,033, and 3 are calls, for a total amount of $111,888.

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 $55.0 to $92.5 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 2338.33 with a total volume of 2,831.00.

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 $55.0 to $92.5 over the last 30 days.

Morgan Stanley 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
MS PUT SWEEP BULLISH 01/20/23 $82.50 $51.3K 1.6K 320
MS CALL SWEEP BEARISH 05/20/22 $90.00 $37.5K 9.8K 1.1K
MS CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $55.00 $37.4K 41 12
MS CALL SWEEP BULLISH 05/20/22 $81.00 $36.9K 69 0
MS PUT SWEEP NEUTRAL 01/20/23 $82.50 $36.3K 1.6K 362

Where Is Morgan Stanley Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 4,222,141, the price of MS is down -1.85% at $83.37.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 69 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.

If you want to stay updated on the latest options trades for {d[company_name]}, Benzinga Progives you real-time options trades alerts.

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