Walmart Stock Options

WMT
 Stock
  

USD 130.06  3.33  2.50%   

Walmart's option chain provides insight into all available option contracts written on Walmart's stock. Investors can see outstanding put and call contracts with pricing information and greeks for a given expiration period. In addition, each of Walmart'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 Walmart option contract. View S&P 500 options
  
Purchasing Walmart 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" Walmart calls. Remember, the seller must deliver Walmart stock to the call owner when a call is exercised.

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

Analyzing Walmart's in-the-money options over time can help investors to take a profitable long position in Walmart regardless of its overall volatility. This is especially true when Walmart's options are deep in the money. These options can be identified using deltas that are over 0.75. Deep in-the-money Walmart's options could be used as guardians of the underlying stock as they move almost dollar for dollar with Walmart's stock while costing only a fraction of its price.
Walmart's latest option contracts expiring on 2022-09-30 are carrying combined implied volatility of 30.93 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 1.98 over 118 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying way more puts than calls on contracts expiring on 2022-09-30. The current put volume is at 12009, with calls trading at the volume of 10282. This yields a 1.17 put-to-call volume ratio. The Walmart option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Walmart option contracts. It shows all of Walmart's listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2022-09-30 Option Contracts

Walmart 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 Walmart's lending market. For example, when Walmart'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 Walmart, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Walmart stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Walmart'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. Walmart's open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Walmart's option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Walmart Maximum Pain Price across 2022-09-30 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 Walmart 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.
Walmart's stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Walmart common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Walmart stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Walmart's stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
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Please note that buying 'in-the-money' options on Walmart lessens the impact of time decay, as they carry both intrinsic and time value. So, even if Walmart'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 Walmart 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 Walmart Stock moves the wrong way.

Walmart In The Money Call Balance

When Walmart's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Walmart stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Walmart'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 Walmart 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.

Walmart Current Options Market Mood

Walmart'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 Walmart 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 Walmart'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. Walmart'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 Walmart'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 Walmart contract

Base on the Rule 16, the options market is currently suggesting that Walmart will have an average daily up or down price movement of about 1.93% per day over the life of the 2022-09-30 option contract. With Walmart trading at $130.06, that is roughly $2.51. If you think that the market is fully incorporating Walmart's daily price movement you should consider buying Walmart options at the current volatility level of 30.93%. But if you have an opposite viewpoint you should avoid it and even consider selling them.

Walmart Option Chain

When Walmart's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Walmart 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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Walmart's option chain is a display of a range of information that helps investors for ways to trade options on Walmart. In general, an option chain provides a helpful tool for investors to see all available option contracts, both puts, and calls, for Walmart. It also shows strike prices and maturity days for a Walmart 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
2022-09-30 CALL at $75.00.99783.0E-402022-09-3054.7 - 55.450.0In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $80.00.97330.001802022-09-3049.55 - 50.450.0In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $85.00.97290.00202022-09-3044.65 - 45.40.0In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $90.00.97290.002502022-09-3039.75 - 40.350.0In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $95.00.98990.001502022-09-3034.75 - 35.50.0In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $100.00.96490.0039122022-09-3029.65 - 30.3536.21In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $105.00.99110.00202022-09-3024.75 - 25.450.0In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $110.00.98970.002812022-09-3019.95 - 20.3520.1In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $113.00.97680.005822022-09-3016.9 - 17.424.1In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $114.00.97050.007202022-09-3015.9 - 16.450.0In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $115.00.97450.007142022-09-3014.85 - 15.4518.8In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $116.00.96740.008852022-09-3013.95 - 14.417.6In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $117.00.96010.010702022-09-3012.9 - 13.50.0In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $118.00.95770.01252022-09-3011.95 - 12.4513.4In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $119.00.9550.013692022-09-3010.95 - 11.4514.3In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $120.00.92970.0185102022-09-3010.05 - 10.559.72In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $121.00.92450.021322022-09-308.85 - 9.7512.3In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $122.00.90790.025852022-09-308.15 - 8.5511.5In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $123.00.87170.0319192022-09-307.2 - 7.814.93In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $124.00.86890.0376102022-09-306.35 - 6.86.45In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $125.00.81980.0453312022-09-305.5 - 5.85.3In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $126.00.76830.0524372022-09-304.8 - 4.954.55In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $127.00.71790.0603112022-09-304.0 - 4.153.8In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $128.00.65860.0682652022-09-303.25 - 3.43.1In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $129.00.590.0751112022-09-302.63 - 2.712.64In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $130.00.51350.07941092022-09-302.04 - 2.122.04In
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $131.00.4340.079902022-09-301.53 - 1.61.52Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $132.00.35390.07655172022-09-301.11 - 1.171.1Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $133.00.27820.07033492022-09-300.78 - 0.830.77Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $134.00.21210.06128152022-09-300.55 - 0.570.53Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $135.00.15440.05098072022-09-300.35 - 0.390.33Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $136.00.11170.04055402022-09-300.23 - 0.260.25Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $137.00.07710.03095002022-09-300.15 - 0.170.14Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $138.00.05160.02265222022-09-300.1 - 0.110.1Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $139.00.04080.01794392022-09-300.07 - 0.080.08Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $140.00.03090.01379852022-09-300.04 - 0.060.06Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $141.00.02520.01115092022-09-300.03 - 0.050.05Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $142.00.01610.00764442022-09-300.02 - 0.040.03Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $143.00.01110.00552372022-09-300.02 - 0.030.02Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $144.00.01440.00616192022-09-300.01 - 0.030.03Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $145.00.010.00443512022-09-300.01 - 0.030.02Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $146.00.00950.0042992022-09-300.01 - 0.020.02Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $147.00.00910.00371732022-09-300.01 - 0.020.02Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $148.00.0050.0022312022-09-300.0 - 0.020.01Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $150.00.00460.00195532022-09-300.0 - 0.020.01Out
Call
2022-09-30 CALL at $155.00.00390.0014712022-09-300.0 - 0.020.01Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $100.0-0.00266.0E-41062022-09-300.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $105.0-0.00319.0E-41852022-09-300.0 - 0.020.01Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $110.0-0.00930.0027402022-09-300.01 - 0.030.03Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $113.0-0.01330.004132022-09-300.03 - 0.050.04Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $114.0-0.01670.0051122022-09-300.04 - 0.050.05Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $115.0-0.02020.00613072022-09-300.05 - 0.060.06Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $116.0-0.02390.0074742022-09-300.06 - 0.080.07Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $117.0-0.02920.009302022-09-300.08 - 0.090.13Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $118.0-0.03610.01111162022-09-300.1 - 0.110.12Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $119.0-0.04360.0134592022-09-300.12 - 0.130.15Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $120.0-0.05410.01663152022-09-300.15 - 0.160.17Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $121.0-0.06780.02041272022-09-300.19 - 0.20.23Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $122.0-0.08590.0253922022-09-300.24 - 0.250.25Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $123.0-0.10750.0309932022-09-300.31 - 0.320.34Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $124.0-0.13310.03771542022-09-300.39 - 0.410.39Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $125.0-0.1710.045610642022-09-300.5 - 0.530.52Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $126.0-0.21310.054426212022-09-300.64 - 0.680.7Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $127.0-0.26830.063431822022-09-300.84 - 0.880.87Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $128.0-0.33160.07235472022-09-301.09 - 1.151.22Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $129.0-0.40560.079223502022-09-301.43 - 1.481.6Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $130.0-0.48660.083914642022-09-301.83 - 1.891.9Out
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $131.0-0.57230.08514232022-09-302.31 - 2.392.46In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $132.0-0.65860.081710872022-09-302.89 - 2.973.05In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $133.0-0.74080.07417422022-09-303.55 - 3.653.85In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $134.0-0.81510.0637392022-09-304.3 - 4.44.75In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $135.0-0.87020.053412022-09-305.05 - 5.355.6In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $136.0-0.91180.03783392022-09-305.95 - 6.256.3In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $137.0-0.95640.02374602022-09-306.8 - 7.27.58In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $138.0-0.94150.02591502022-09-307.85 - 8.258.5In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $139.0-0.92470.0241882022-09-308.8 - 9.455.25In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $140.0-0.9890.00813402022-09-309.65 - 10.256.14In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $141.0-0.95980.0146392022-09-3010.75 - 11.37.6In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $142.0-0.95510.0143372022-09-3011.75 - 12.356.3In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $143.0-0.96390.0117662022-09-3012.75 - 13.39.35In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $144.0-0.94260.01412022-09-3013.75 - 14.56.65In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $145.0-0.950.0123102022-09-3014.7 - 15.59.5In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $146.0-0.98270.006102022-09-3015.7 - 16.250.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $147.0-0.98330.005602022-09-3016.7 - 17.2512.9In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $148.0-0.95080.010302022-09-3017.75 - 18.512.3In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $149.0-0.97180.007102022-09-3018.7 - 19.350.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $150.0-0.96760.007402022-09-3019.75 - 20.3510.78In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $152.5-0.98620.0038452022-09-3022.2 - 22.7516.1In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $155.0-0.98710.003302022-09-3024.7 - 25.250.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $157.5-0.98250.003702022-09-3027.15 - 27.850.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $160.0-0.98850.002602022-09-3029.6 - 30.350.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $162.5-0.980.003502022-09-3032.2 - 32.850.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $165.0-0.95850.005202022-09-3034.45 - 35.20.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $170.0-0.98610.002302022-09-3039.65 - 40.350.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $175.0-0.9910.001502022-09-3044.55 - 45.40.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $180.0-0.99150.001302022-09-3049.55 - 50.40.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $185.0-0.9920.001202022-09-3054.7 - 55.250.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $190.0-0.98330.001902022-09-3059.7 - 60.40.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $195.0-0.98960.001302022-09-3064.7 - 65.30.0In
 Put
2022-09-30 PUT at $200.0-0.9930.003402022-09-3069.55 - 70.40.0In

Walmart Implied Volatility

    
  30.93  
Walmart's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Walmart stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Walmart's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Walmart stock will not fluctuate a lot when Walmart's options are near their expiration.
Some investors attempt to determine whether the market's mood is bullish or bearish by monitoring changes in market sentiment. Unlike more traditional methods such as technical analysis, investor sentiment usually refers to the aggregate attitude towards Walmart in the overall investment community. So, suppose investors can accurately measure the market's sentiment. In that case, they can use it for their benefit. For example, some tools to gauge market sentiment could be utilized using contrarian indexes, Walmart's short interest history, or implied volatility extrapolated from Walmart options trading.

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Is Walmart'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 Walmart. If investors know Walmart 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 Walmart listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of Walmart is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Walmart that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Walmart's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Walmart'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 Walmart's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Walmart'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 Walmart's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Walmart value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Walmart'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.