Microsoft Stock Options

MSFT Stock  USD 441.58  0.52  0.12%   
Microsoft's latest option contracts expiring on 2024-06-14 are carrying combined implied volatility of 28.21 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 0.75 over 176 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying slightly more calls than puts on contracts expiring on 2024-06-14. The current put volume is at 36.4 K, with calls trading at the volume of 76.6 K. This yields a 0.47 put-to-call volume ratio.

Open Interest Against 2024-06-14 Option Contracts

Microsoft option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Microsoft's lending market. For example, when Microsoft's puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Microsoft, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Microsoft stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Microsoft's distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Microsoft's open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Microsoft's option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Microsoft Maximum Pain Price across 2024-06-14 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Microsoft close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Microsoft's option chain provides insight into all available option contracts written on Microsoft's stock. Investors can see outstanding put and call contracts with pricing information and greeks for a given expiration period. In addition, each of Microsoft's stock options below provides a detailed picture of the payoff. Comparing vital and dynamic information of various option contracts across diverse expiration periods will help you make an educated decision on your market timing strategies around investing in a given Microsoft option contract.

In The Money vs. Out of Money Option Contracts on Microsoft

Analyzing Microsoft's in-the-money options over time can help investors to take a profitable long position in Microsoft regardless of its overall volatility. This is especially true when Microsoft's options are deep in the money. These options can be identified using deltas that are over 0.75. Deep in-the-money Microsoft's options could be used as guardians of the underlying stock as they move almost dollar for dollar with Microsoft's stock while costing only a fraction of its price.
Check out Correlation Analysis to better understand how to build diversified portfolios, which includes a position in Microsoft. Also, note that the market value of any company could be closely tied with the direction of predictive economic indicators such as signals in census.
For more information on how to buy Microsoft Stock please use our How to Invest in Microsoft guide.At this time, Microsoft's Total Stockholder Equity is comparatively stable compared to the past year. Common Stock Shares Outstanding is likely to gain to about 7.2 B in 2024, whereas Common Stock Total Equity is likely to drop slightly above 65.5 B in 2024.

Microsoft In The Money Call Balance

When Microsoft's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Microsoft stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Microsoft's options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' option contracts written on Microsoft are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Microsoft Current Options Market Mood

Microsoft's open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Microsoft Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Microsoft's calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Microsoft's option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Microsoft's option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Rule 16 of the current Microsoft contract

Base on the Rule 16, the options market is currently suggesting that Microsoft will have an average daily up or down price movement of about 1.76% per day over the life of the 2024-06-14 option contract. With Microsoft trading at USD 441.58, that is roughly USD 7.79. If you think that the market is fully incorporating Microsoft's daily price movement you should consider buying Microsoft options at the current volatility level of 28.21%. But if you have an opposite viewpoint you should avoid it and even consider selling them.
  
Purchasing Microsoft options can give investors a meaningful hedge against losses and, therefore, could be used conservatively to decrease the volatility of your portfolio. However, many options could also amount to little more than gambling, significantly enhancing your overall portfolio risk. One simple example of these aggressive strategies is the sale of "uncovered" Microsoft calls. Remember, the seller must deliver Microsoft stock to the call owner when a call is exercised.

Microsoft Option Chain

When Microsoft's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Microsoft stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying options that are ITM or OTM, the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
Microsoft's option chain is a display of a range of information that helps investors for ways to trade options on Microsoft. In general, an option chain provides a helpful tool for investors to see all available option contracts, both puts, and calls, for Microsoft. It also shows strike prices and maturity days for a Microsoft against a given expiration period. The table below combines all the option information in the form of a chain but before you use it, remember that it entails significant risk and it is not for everyone.
DeltaGammaOpen IntExpirationCurrent SpreadLast Price
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $220.00.99860.032024-06-14220.35 - 222.95193.6In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $230.00.99920.002024-06-14210.35 - 212.90.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $240.00.97794.0E-402024-06-14200.1 - 202.950.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $245.00.97734.0E-412024-06-14195.05 - 197.95161.09In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $250.00.99841.0E-402024-06-14190.3 - 193.00.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $255.00.98273.0E-412024-06-14185.4 - 187.45170.14In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $260.00.97654.0E-402024-06-14180.3 - 182.850.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $265.00.97445.0E-412024-06-14175.1 - 177.95160.31In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $270.00.99661.0E-402024-06-14170.4 - 173.00.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $275.00.99741.0E-412024-06-14165.4 - 167.95151.04In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $280.00.97046.0E-422024-06-14160.1 - 163.05133.07In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $285.00.97496.0E-402024-06-14155.35 - 157.70.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $290.00.976.0E-402024-06-14150.2 - 152.950.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $295.00.99442.0E-402024-06-14145.5 - 148.00.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $300.00.9971.0E-422024-06-14140.4 - 142.95136.99In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $305.00.99692.0E-472024-06-14135.4 - 137.95118.3In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $310.00.99213.0E-402024-06-14130.6 - 133.00.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $315.00.98026.0E-4102024-06-14125.5 - 128.0127.2In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $320.00.98685.0E-492024-06-14120.1 - 123.0121.94In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $325.00.99423.0E-442024-06-14115.5 - 117.95107.9In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $330.00.99642.0E-402024-06-14110.4 - 112.950.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $335.00.99374.0E-422024-06-14105.45 - 108.096.36In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $340.00.99473.0E-402024-06-14100.4 - 103.00.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $345.00.95950.0013552024-06-1495.2 - 97.7585.2In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $350.00.95390.0015182024-06-1490.05 - 92.991.54In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $352.50.98428.0E-402024-06-1488.3 - 90.50.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $355.00.94930.0017252024-06-1485.1 - 88.068.7In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $357.50.98698.0E-402024-06-1483.1 - 85.550.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $360.00.95870.0016112024-06-1480.05 - 82.7582.57In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $362.50.99196.0E-402024-06-1477.95 - 80.50.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $365.00.97080.001552024-06-1475.15 - 78.077.16In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $367.50.99326.0E-402024-06-1472.95 - 75.450.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $370.00.93970.0023142024-06-1470.3 - 73.0571.44In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $372.50.98939.0E-422024-06-1467.95 - 70.5553.45In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $375.00.93350.0026132024-06-1465.35 - 68.1566.4In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $377.50.99049.0E-402024-06-1462.9 - 65.550.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $380.00.93560.0028402024-06-1460.1 - 62.9561.39In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $382.50.93680.002952024-06-1457.8 - 60.3543.05In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $385.00.92980.0032132024-06-1455.45 - 58.056.62In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $387.50.92580.003412024-06-1452.6 - 55.5524.85In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $390.00.93980.0033562024-06-1450.25 - 52.651.1In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $392.50.92050.003982024-06-1447.95 - 50.5548.54In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $395.00.93740.0037762024-06-1445.2 - 47.5545.42In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $397.50.93490.00482024-06-1442.45 - 45.0543.69In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $400.00.92310.00462102024-06-1440.1 - 42.7541.15In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $402.50.91540.00511242024-06-1438.0 - 40.3538.95In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $405.00.91840.00543542024-06-1435.15 - 37.735.48In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $407.50.91440.00593922024-06-1433.2 - 35.233.43In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $410.00.94180.00557972024-06-1430.1 - 32.832.17In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $412.50.91630.00698352024-06-1427.9 - 30.029.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $415.00.93280.0078822024-06-1425.3 - 27.327.19In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $417.50.89590.00910062024-06-1423.35 - 25.1524.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $420.00.9410.008234052024-06-1419.75 - 22.5522.0In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $422.50.90630.011123222024-06-1418.5 - 20.419.8In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $425.00.89770.013235102024-06-1415.3 - 17.316.5In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $427.50.91880.014553122024-06-1412.15 - 15.414.52In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $430.00.97220.010354372024-06-1410.95 - 12.311.7In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $432.50.86430.025725272024-06-147.4 - 10.959.72In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $435.00.78110.033845892024-06-146.7 - 7.87.74In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $437.50.74890.050924322024-06-143.0 - 5.255.08In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $440.00.61710.067959062024-06-142.75 - 3.753.15In
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $442.50.43940.072433442024-06-141.55 - 1.841.77Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $445.00.27130.0608109172024-06-140.8 - 0.920.9Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $447.50.14190.041620582024-06-140.36 - 0.440.39Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $450.00.07710.02548672024-06-140.05 - 0.210.2Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $452.50.04050.014221372024-06-140.07 - 0.120.1Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $455.00.02410.008519022024-06-140.01 - 0.070.06Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $457.50.01860.006113062024-06-140.03 - 0.050.05Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $460.00.0140.004418742024-06-140.01 - 0.040.04Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $462.50.01020.00312402024-06-140.0 - 0.240.03Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $465.00.00670.00217562024-06-140.0 - 0.030.02Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $467.50.00350.00111162024-06-140.0 - 0.030.01Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $470.00.00580.00153772024-06-140.0 - 0.030.02Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $472.50.00750.0017302024-06-140.0 - 0.030.03Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $475.00.00298.0E-41422024-06-140.0 - 0.030.01Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $477.50.00480.0011652024-06-140.0 - 0.520.02Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $480.00.00266.0E-44312024-06-140.0 - 0.030.01Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $482.50.01060.00175782024-06-140.0 - 0.030.06Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $485.00.00235.0E-4632024-06-140.0 - 0.010.01Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $487.50.00225.0E-411002024-06-140.0 - 0.220.01Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $490.00.00224.0E-41782024-06-140.0 - 0.010.01Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $495.00.0024.0E-4332024-06-140.0 - 0.220.01Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $500.00.0079.0E-42592024-06-140.0 - 0.030.05Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $510.00.00162.0E-412024-06-140.0 - 0.220.01Out
Call
2024-06-14 CALL at $515.00.00162.0E-41232024-06-140.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $525.0-0.98470.001102024-06-1482.1 - 85.050.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $520.0-0.98410.001202024-06-1477.1 - 80.050.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $515.0-0.97990.001502024-06-1472.1 - 75.15106.35In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $510.0-0.97880.001702024-06-1467.1 - 70.150.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $505.0-0.9240.003602024-06-1462.1 - 64.70.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $500.0-0.9660.002602024-06-1457.5 - 60.0592.67In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $495.0-0.97930.002102024-06-1452.55 - 54.674.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $490.0-0.99735.0E-402024-06-1447.4 - 49.4569.32In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $487.5-0.96590.003202024-06-1444.85 - 47.550.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $485.0-0.97120.003102024-06-1442.35 - 44.90.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $482.5-0.96760.003502024-06-1439.75 - 42.550.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $480.0-0.95520.004402024-06-1437.55 - 40.050.75In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $477.5-0.95760.004602024-06-1435.0 - 37.450.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $475.0-0.96550.004402024-06-1432.55 - 34.748.35In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $472.5-0.97310.004102024-06-1429.9 - 32.20.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $470.0-0.91930.0079132024-06-1427.45 - 30.2529.08In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $467.5-0.96590.007302024-06-1424.65 - 27.50.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $465.0-0.90370.009902024-06-1422.8 - 25.550.17In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $462.5-0.96890.006502024-06-1420.4 - 21.650.0In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $460.0-0.90820.0123382024-06-1417.7 - 20.518.95In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $457.5-0.8920.014902024-06-1415.05 - 18.033.35In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $455.0-0.97120.009602024-06-1412.8 - 14.1533.48In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $452.5-0.8470.022812024-06-149.65 - 11.7511.7In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $450.0-0.91330.0261132024-06-147.7 - 9.158.63In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $447.5-0.96310.024762024-06-145.85 - 6.65.95In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $445.0-0.7270.06031352024-06-143.95 - 5.54.3In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $442.5-0.56370.07493612024-06-140.95 - 3.22.57In
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $440.0-0.37830.070915932024-06-141.33 - 1.551.42Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $437.5-0.22310.054424452024-06-140.7 - 0.830.71Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $435.0-0.12210.035120102024-06-140.34 - 0.540.35Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $432.5-0.06870.021215622024-06-140.19 - 0.230.19Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $430.0-0.04260.013219922024-06-140.11 - 0.150.12Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $427.5-0.02760.008432542024-06-140.06 - 0.350.08Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $425.0-0.02210.006235962024-06-140.05 - 0.090.07Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $422.5-0.01760.004727682024-06-140.05 - 0.080.06Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $420.0-0.0150.003727642024-06-140.05 - 0.060.04Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $417.5-0.01070.002624312024-06-140.04 - 0.10.04Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $415.0-0.01180.002533092024-06-140.04 - 0.050.05Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $412.5-0.00920.001921352024-06-140.02 - 0.050.04Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $410.0-0.00490.001140682024-06-140.0 - 0.040.02Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $407.5-0.0080.001516882024-06-140.03 - 0.040.04Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $405.0-0.0060.001122532024-06-140.02 - 0.030.03Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $402.5-0.00418.0E-49422024-06-140.02 - 0.030.02Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $400.0-0.00224.0E-421712024-06-140.01 - 0.040.01Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $397.5-0.00376.0E-45112024-06-140.01 - 2.080.02Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $395.0-0.0024.0E-418232024-06-140.01 - 0.030.01Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $392.5-0.00193.0E-4982024-06-140.0 - 0.040.01Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $390.0-0.00325.0E-416902024-06-140.01 - 0.030.02Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $387.5-0.00314.0E-41122024-06-140.01 - 0.030.02Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $385.0-0.00173.0E-430412024-06-140.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $382.5-0.00162.0E-4722024-06-140.0 - 0.030.01Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $380.0-0.00152.0E-417042024-06-140.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $375.0-0.00142.0E-412592024-06-140.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $370.0-0.00132.0E-45102024-06-140.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2024-06-14 PUT at $362.5-0.00121.0E-41372024-06-140.0 - 0.010.01Out

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