MSFT Bullish Call Spread is Underpriced at $2.60; Theoretical Value $3.20


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How this MSFT Bull Call Spread Works

The bottom of the MSFT trade card shows us that we would buy one call and sell another with the same 19-Apr-24 expiration (this is a bull call spread as indicated on the top of the card).

Buy: 19-Apr-24 425 CALL

Sell: 19-Apr-24 430 CALL

Reasons to Like This Trade

  • You can buy this spread for $2.60 when theoretically it’s worth $3.20. Simply put, the market is implying a theoretical edge of 22.9%.
  • Your maximum gain is $2.40, which means you can make an astounding 92.3% return on your investment in 12 trading days! (That's if the stock closes at 430 or above. $2.40 / $2.60 = 92.3%) At the time of this alert, the stock was trading at 426.22.
  • The stock only needs to close at, or above, 430.00 after 12 trading days for you to realize this maximum return. That’s only a 0.9% gain! If you look at MSFT historically drift, you will find that 64% of the time the stock drifted higher than 0.9% in 12 trading days. Based on historical stock behavior (historical stock drift) the spread has a 64% chance of success.
  • 6 out of 7 indicators are pointing to a bullish sentiment in the stock, which is enough to believe there is a decent chance the stock price could hit its mark of 430.00. Look, nobody knows for sure if the stock is going to go up or down, but, if you had to handicap the stock price, these metrics are indicating that MSFT is really riding the momentum of bullish signals.
    Metric Signal Bull or Bear
    Relative Performance 1-yr Outperform Bullish MSFT Bullish Relative Performance 1 year
    Relative Performance 3-Mon Outperform Bullish MSFT Bullish Relative Performance 3 Month
    Relative Performance 2-Wk Underperform Bearish
    Seasonality Strong Bullish MSFT Bullish Seasonality
    Technical Uptrend Bullish MSFT Bullish Technical Indicator
    Historical Price Action 69% Uptrend Bullish MSFT Bullish Historical Price Action
    Option Order Flow Sentiment Positive Net Option Delta Bullish MSFT Bullish Option Order Flow Sentiment

Conclusion

This trade in MSFT looks like a good opportunity because:

  1. 6 out of 7 bullish indicators support positive momentum
  2. 92.3% potential return on your investment
  3. Theoretical edge of 22.9%
  4. The stock price is only 0.9% away from the price for you to make the maximum gain!

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Relative Performance

MSFT has outperformed the market in the last year with a return of +49.3%, while the SPY ETF gained +28.9%. In the last 3 month period, MSFT beat the market returning +15.1%, while SPY returned +11.9%. However, in the most recent 2 weeks MSFT has underperformed the stock market by returning +0.2%, while SPY returned +0.5%.

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Seasonality: Strong

The strategy involves holding the position from Apr 4 to Apr 19 expiration. Historically, this has been a strong seasonal period. In the past 12 years, MSFT shares have increased 75% of the time between Apr 4 to Apr 19, while averaging a return of +2.4%. Learn how to look up stock seasonality.

Technical: Uptrend

The stock price and moving averages are all crossing each other in a positive trend.

Historical Price Action: 69% Uptrend

In the last 4 years, there were 36 historical samples of MSFT stock price movements over the same time period as this option spread. The stock moved up 69% of the time for an average return of +3.0%.

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Option Order Flow Sentiment: Positive Net Option Delta

At the time of this MSFT trade idea, bullish option order flow exceeded bearish option order flow. The net option delta volume was 419 K.

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