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Unusual Options Activity: MSFT, CHK and Others Attract Market Bets, MSFT V/OI Ratio Reaches 700.0

moomoo News ·  Feb 2 16:30

EST Feb 2nd Closing Delivery - In the last three hours of trading, 10 options with a high V/OI ratio were detected. With the market volatile, it's crucial to stay informed on the latest options trends.

Of the 10 high V/OI ratio options trade detected, a trade on $Microsoft (MSFT.US)$ put contracts stood out with a volume of 3,500, far exceeding its open interest of 5 with a V/OI ratio of 700.0. The strike price of this contract is $475.000 and the expiration date is December 18th, 2026, 1050 days later.

Another option trade worth noting is a trade on $Chesapeake Energy (CHK.US)$ call contracts with a volume of 1,000, far exceeding its open interest of 3 with a V/OI ratio of 333.33. The strike price of this contract is $80.000 and the expiration date is May 17th, 2024, 105 days later.

There is also a notable transaction on $Estee Lauder (EL.US)$ call contracts with a volume of 1,000, far exceeding its open interest of 4 with a V/OI ratio of 250.0. The strike price of this contract is $152.500 and the expiration date is February 16th, 2024, 14 days later.

See below for more unusual options activities.

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Notes:

Unusual options activity is identified as a single option trade with a volume-to-open-interest ratio (V/OI) equal to or above 10, meaning that the volume of the trade is much higher than the existing positions. High V/OI often implies that a trader is opening a new position with an unusual amount. Options activity is screened according to the following criteria:

  • Options trade with V/OI≥10

  • The underlying asset of selected options must be stock, and its market-cap≥$5 billion.

  • If there are more than 3 trades with V/OI≥10 executed in the corresponding time period, an article will be generated at 11:30, 13:30 and 16:30 ET each trading day.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all customers. It is important that investors read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before engaging in any options trading strategies. Options transactions are often complex and may involve the potential of losing the entire investment in a relatively short period of time. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk, including the potential for losses that may exceed the original investment amount. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.

The past performance of a security or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. Customers should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing in options. Because of the importance of tax considerations to all options transactions, the customer considering options should consult their tax advisor as to how taxes affect the outcome of each options strategy.

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