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ASML Holding’s Options: A Look at What the Big Money is Thinking

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Deep-pocketed investors have adopted a bullish approach towards ASML Holding ASML, and it’s something market players shouldn’t ignore. Our tracking of public options records at Benzinga unveiled this significant move today. The identity of these investors remains unknown, but such a substantial move in ASML usually suggests something big is about to happen.

We gleaned this information from our observations today when Benzinga’s options scanner highlighted 14 extraordinary options activities for ASML Holding. This level of activity is out of the ordinary.

The general mood among these heavyweight investors is divided, with 57% leaning bullish and 42% bearish. Among these notable options, 7 are puts, totaling $345,040, and 7 are calls, amounting to $377,500.

Expected Price Movements

Analyzing the Volume and Open Interest in these contracts, it seems that the big players have been eyeing a price window from $750.0 to $960.0 for ASML Holding during the past quarter.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is a powerful move while trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for ASML Holding’s options for a given strike price. Below, we can observe the evolution of the volume and open interest of calls and puts, respectively, for all of ASML Holding’s whale trades within a strike price range from $750.0 to $960.0 in the last 30 days.

ASML Holding Call and Put Volume: 30-Day Overview

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Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
ASML CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/16/26 $860.00 $138.6K 25 8
ASML CALL TRADE BULLISH 07/19/24 $860.00 $70.5K 111 0
ASML PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/21/24 $880.00 $65.8K 28 0
ASML PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/21/24 $880.00 $65.7K 28 20
ASML PUT TRADE BULLISH 06/21/24 $860.00 $55.5K 119 0

About ASML Holding

ASML is the leader in photolithography systems used in the manufacturing of semiconductors. Photolithography is the process in which a light source is used to expose circuit patterns from a photo mask onto a semiconductor wafer. The latest technological advances in this segment allow chipmakers to continually increase the number of transistors on the same area of silicon, with lithography historically representing a high portion of the cost of making cutting-edge chips. ASML outsources the manufacturing of most of its parts, acting like an assembler. ASML’s main clients are TSMC, Samsung, and Intel.

Following our analysis of the options activities associated with ASML Holding, we pivot to a closer look at the company’s own performance.

Current Position of ASML Holding

  • With a volume of 83,969, the price of ASML is down -0.69% at $863.06.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 82 days.

What Analysts Are Saying About ASML Holding

A total of 2 professional analysts have given their take on this stock in the last 30 days, setting an average price target of $925.0.

  • Consistent in their evaluation, an analyst from Raymond James keeps a Strong Buy rating on ASML Holding with a target price of $1000.
  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Raymond James continues to hold a Strong Buy rating for ASML Holding, targeting a price of $850.

Options trading presents higher risks and potential rewards. Astute traders manage these risks by continually educating themselves, adapting their strategies, monitoring multiple indicators, and keeping a close eye on market movements. Stay informed about the latest ASML Holding options trades with real-time alerts from Benzinga Pro.

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