Microsoft Stock Options

MSFT Stock  USD 264.60  11.85  4.69%   
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. View S&P 500 options
  
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.

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.
Microsoft's latest option contracts expiring on 2023-02-03 are carrying combined implied volatility of 37.3 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 0.87 over 118 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying slightly more calls than puts on contracts expiring on 2023-02-03. The current put volume is at 65290, with calls trading at the volume of 86005. This yields a 0.76 put-to-call volume ratio. The Microsoft option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Microsoft option contracts. It shows all of Microsoft's listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2023-02-03 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 2023-02-03 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 stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Microsoft common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Microsoft stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Microsoft's stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
Additionally, see Correlation Analysis.
Please note that buying 'in-the-money' options on Microsoft lessens the impact of time decay, as they carry both intrinsic and time value. So, even if Microsoft's value remains static through the expiration date, the investor can sell to close an 'in-the-money' option to avoid a potential loss. However, in-the-money Microsoft contracts are usually more expensive to enter than their out-of-the-money counterparts. So keep in mind that while the payoffs on an in-the-money trade can be high, the investors could ultimately experience a more consequential loss if Microsoft Stock moves the wrong way.
Net Income Common Stock is likely to gain to about 90.3 B in 2023

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 2.33% per day over the life of the 2023-02-03 option contract. With Microsoft trading at USD264.6, that is roughly USD6.17. 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 37.3%. But if you have an opposite viewpoint you should avoid it and even consider selling them.

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.
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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
2023-02-03 CALL at $150.00.97348.0E-442023-02-03101.9 - 103.6104.05In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $155.00.97319.0E-422023-02-0396.95 - 98.5591.85In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $160.00.97160.00162023-02-0391.95 - 93.5584.15In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $165.00.98677.0E-402023-02-0386.35 - 89.70.0In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $170.00.9867.0E-402023-02-0381.35 - 84.70.0In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $175.00.98518.0E-402023-02-0376.35 - 79.70.0In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $180.00.98420.00152023-02-0371.35 - 74.769.86In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $185.00.9310.002372023-02-0366.35 - 69.767.5In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $190.00.98050.0013152023-02-0361.35 - 64.7543.0In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $192.50.97980.001402023-02-0358.85 - 62.250.0In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $195.00.97910.0015152023-02-0356.35 - 59.7548.1In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $197.50.97680.001702023-02-0353.9 - 57.250.0In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $200.00.97590.0018512023-02-0351.4 - 54.7546.95In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $202.50.98530.001432023-02-0348.65 - 52.240.45In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $205.00.98260.0017212023-02-0346.15 - 49.7539.0In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $207.50.97260.0024162023-02-0343.9 - 47.2536.0In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $210.00.97130.0026542023-02-0341.4 - 44.7538.0In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $212.50.980.0022162023-02-0338.9 - 42.034.25In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $215.00.97230.0029472023-02-0336.4 - 39.6532.6In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $217.50.96860.0034242023-02-0333.9 - 37.230.05In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $220.00.96450.00391762023-02-0331.65 - 34.528.35In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $222.50.90870.0065422023-02-0328.9 - 31.425.5In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $225.00.92310.00688002023-02-0326.6 - 28.5527.48In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $227.50.95420.0063522023-02-0324.2 - 27.1525.6In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $230.00.91110.008825102023-02-0322.05 - 24.323.56In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $232.50.95880.007134282023-02-0318.95 - 20.522.59In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $235.00.95470.008615972023-02-0316.45 - 18.6518.0In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $237.50.93440.01211622023-02-0313.2 - 16.2515.6In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $240.00.95250.012567632023-02-0312.8 - 13.212.95In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $242.50.90250.02132452023-02-0310.45 - 10.910.95In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $245.00.86430.029958492023-02-038.15 - 8.458.3In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $247.50.77960.041939552023-02-036.05 - 6.356.04In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $250.00.67270.055884662023-02-034.15 - 4.354.2In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $252.50.52350.062544812023-02-032.58 - 2.72.69In
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $255.00.3610.0627109622023-02-031.44 - 1.51.45Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $257.50.2210.049734222023-02-030.71 - 0.770.75Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $260.00.11170.0329177982023-02-030.31 - 0.350.31Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $262.50.05850.019429552023-02-030.12 - 0.160.15Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $265.00.03220.011332302023-02-030.07 - 0.080.08Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $267.50.01340.005417312023-02-030.02 - 0.050.03Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $270.00.0120.004236882023-02-030.01 - 0.040.03Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $272.50.00780.00282952023-02-030.01 - 0.020.02Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $275.00.00710.00238712023-02-030.0 - 0.030.02Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $280.00.00350.001112382023-02-030.0 - 0.020.01Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $285.00.0038.0E-44972023-02-030.0 - 0.010.01Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $300.00.00235.0E-45692023-02-030.0 - 0.010.01Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $325.00.00173.0E-402023-02-030.0 - 0.010.01Out
Call
2023-02-03 CALL at $350.00.00132.0E-426102023-02-030.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $350.0-0.99316.0E-402023-02-0396.55 - 98.1597.3In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $340.0-0.98840.00102023-02-0386.55 - 88.1592.85In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $335.0-0.94460.002602023-02-0381.55 - 83.1582.1In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $330.0-0.9230.003202023-02-0375.4 - 78.650.0In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $325.0-0.92220.003402023-02-0370.45 - 73.60.0In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $320.0-0.91540.003802023-02-0365.35 - 68.778.1In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $315.0-0.91190.004102023-02-0360.35 - 63.70.0In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $310.0-0.9080.004502023-02-0355.35 - 58.774.15In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $305.0-0.90350.004902023-02-0350.35 - 53.70.0In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $300.0-0.89820.005502023-02-0345.35 - 48.754.8In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $295.0-0.89210.006202023-02-0340.35 - 43.749.5In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $290.0-0.97340.003512023-02-0335.35 - 38.737.4In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $285.0-0.87840.008102023-02-0330.4 - 33.6535.4In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $282.5-0.87060.008802023-02-0328.0 - 31.20.0In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $280.0-0.9710.004902023-02-0326.1 - 28.6525.4In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $277.5-0.85790.010602023-02-0322.85 - 26.222.5In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $275.0-0.83660.011802023-02-0320.35 - 23.9520.2In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $272.5-0.91370.011602023-02-0317.85 - 21.4520.25In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $270.0-0.93890.011402023-02-0316.2 - 18.817.25In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $267.5-0.8170.017312023-02-0314.3 - 16.214.3In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $265.0-0.80070.0204102023-02-0310.95 - 13.712.2In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $262.5-0.77290.0245762023-02-037.9 - 11.39.45In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $260.0-0.95870.022315372023-02-037.3 - 7.657.3In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $257.5-0.82160.05218372023-02-035.15 - 5.55.2In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $255.0-0.64650.065317102023-02-033.55 - 3.73.56In
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $252.5-0.47640.065612952023-02-032.25 - 2.322.35Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $250.0-0.32580.056422802023-02-031.34 - 1.411.38Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $247.5-0.2110.042723612023-02-030.75 - 0.830.82Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $245.0-0.13020.029747492023-02-030.45 - 0.490.5Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $242.5-0.08580.020265982023-02-030.25 - 0.340.31Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $240.0-0.05380.013396372023-02-030.18 - 0.20.17Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $237.5-0.03630.00938802023-02-030.1 - 0.140.13Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $235.0-0.02480.006165162023-02-030.08 - 0.110.09Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $232.5-0.01430.003726452023-02-030.04 - 0.060.05Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $230.0-0.00870.002353662023-02-030.03 - 0.050.03Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $227.5-0.0080.00221002023-02-030.02 - 0.030.03Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $225.0-0.00530.001341632023-02-030.02 - 0.030.02Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $222.5-0.00680.001416582023-02-030.01 - 0.050.03Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $220.0-0.00460.00152932023-02-030.01 - 0.020.02Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $217.5-0.00439.0E-421942023-02-030.01 - 0.030.02Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $215.0-0.00235.0E-436152023-02-030.01 - 0.020.01Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $212.5-0.00387.0E-411232023-02-030.0 - 0.020.02Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $210.0-0.0024.0E-418322023-02-030.0 - 0.020.01Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $207.5-0.00346.0E-412362023-02-030.0 - 0.010.02Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $205.0-0.00183.0E-48912023-02-030.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $202.5-0.00173.0E-45932023-02-030.0 - 0.020.01Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $200.0-0.00173.0E-410422023-02-030.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $195.0-0.00152.0E-421682023-02-030.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $192.5-0.00152.0E-45292023-02-030.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $190.0-0.00142.0E-410932023-02-030.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2023-02-03 PUT at $185.0-0.00132.0E-44972023-02-030.0 - 0.010.01Out

Microsoft Net Income Common Stock Over Time

The amount of net income (loss) for the period due to common shareholders. Typically differs from Net Income to the parent entity due to the deduction of Preferred Dividends.
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Microsoft Historical Liabilities

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Is Microsoft's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Microsoft. If investors know Microsoft will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Microsoft listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth
(0.11) 
Market Capitalization
1844.6 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth
0.02
Return On Assets
0.1483
Return On Equity
39.3121
The market value of Microsoft is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Microsoft that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Microsoft's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Microsoft's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Microsoft's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Microsoft's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Microsoft's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Microsoft value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Microsoft's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.