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2014-03-17 Smart Money Report (CCI) (MU)

Posted on March 17th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-03-17 Smart Money Report (CCI) (MU)

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CCI- A rollout from 2,500 Mar. $75 calls (credit) into 2,500 Apr. $75 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Apr. $75 calls. (CCI) trades at a forward PEG ratio of 1.24x (2015 estimates), 15.6% revenue growth this year, and it has an average analyst price target of $89.50.
DSW- 2k Apr. $42.50 calls were sold for $0.50 each, against open interest of 1,710 contracts. Earnings are due out tomorrow morning.
IPXL- A rollout from 750 Mar. $30 calls (credit) into 750 Apr. $30 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Apr. $30 calls. (IPXL) typically trades 144 calls per day.
MU- A rollout from 10,500 Apr. $24 puts (credit) into 10,500 July $24 puts (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the July $24 puts. Earnings are due out on 4/3.
AAPL- Apple shares … Read More »


2014-03-11 Smart Money Report (AEO) (GDP)

Posted on March 11th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-03-11 Smart Money Report (AEO) (GDP)

 

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AEO- A rollout from 4,500 May $15 calls (credit) into 4,500 May $15 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Aug. $15 calls.
COCO- 5k Aug. $2 puts were bought for $0.70 each, against open interest of 654 contracts. (COCO) trades at a P/E ratio of 25.5x and is expected to see revenue decline 10.8% in 2014 and 6% in 2015.
GDP- A rollout from 10,783 Mar. $15 calls (credit) into 10,782 Apr. $17.50 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Apr. $17.50 calls. (GDP) has an average analyst price target of $24. Revenue is expected to grow 33% in 2014 and 48% in 2015. If the stock can close above $15, $18 would be the next resistance level to watch for.
LBTYA- 3k Apr. $42.50 puts were sold for $0.75 each, against open interest … Read More »


2014-03-06 Smart Money Report (HP) (HRB)

Posted on March 6th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-03-06 Smart Money Report (HP) (HRB)

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HRB- H&R Block is set to announce Q3 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for -$0.11 in EPS and revenue of $519 million. Option traders are pricing in a $2.15 move, or 6.86%, in either direction through Mar. options expiration. The put to call ratio in (HRB) options is currently 6.98, led by large selling in the Mar. 2014 $30 puts. The stock has declined after reporting earnings on the three previous reports.
HP- Over 12k Mar. $95 puts were purchased for $0.55-$0.60 each, against open interest of 435 contracts.
RFMD- Over 3,000 May $8 calls were bought for $0.35 each, against open interest of 966 contracts.
SPY- A rollout from 39,350 Mar. $184 calls (credit) into 39,350 Apr. $190 calls (debit). Volume was below the open interest in both options.
WWE- 12k July $40 calls were bought for $1.75 … Read More »


2014-02-26 Smart Money Report (BIDU) (JCP)

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BIDU- Baidu will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $8.23 in EPS and revenue of $9.2 billion. The options market is implying a $12.60 move, or 7.28%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (BIDU) options is currently 1.23, led by a buyer of 1k Apr. $160/$190 bull risk reversals for a $0.20 debit. The stock has moved higher after earnings on the previous two quarters.
JCP- Another name to report Q4 results tonight is J.C. Penney. Analysts are looking for -$0.82 in EPS and revenue of $3.9 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $0.84 move, or 14.76%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The put to call ratio in (JCP) options is 1.34. The stock has moved higher after earnings on the two previous two quarters.
CREE- 2,500 May … Read More »


2014-02-21 Smart Money Report (NIHD) (PANW)

Posted on February 21st, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-21 Smart Money Report (NIHD) (PANW)

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PANW- Palo Alto Networks will report Q2 earnings before the bell on Monday, February 24th. Analysts are looking for $0.09 in EPS and revenue of $136 million. Option traders are pricing in a $8.05 move, or 10.97%, in either direction through next Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (PANW) options is currently 4.40, led by a rollout from 2k Feb. $75 calls (credit) into 2k Feb. 28 weekly $85 calls (debit). The stock has risen after earnings on the two previous reports.
CTL- Over 5,000 Apr. $33 calls were purchased for $0.25 each, against open interest of 2,878 contracts.
NIHD- 10,250 Mar. $3 calls were bought for $0.50 each, against open interest of 5,079 contracts. Earnings are due out on 2/28.
STSI- Large buying in the Mar. and May $1 calls this morning. Volume was above the open interest. … Read More »


2014-02-19 Smart Money Report (TSLA) (WMT)

Posted on February 19th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-19 Smart Money Report (TSLA) (WMT)

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TSLA- Tesla Motors will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.19 in EPS and revenue of $663 million. The options market is implying a $23.55 move, or 12.08%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (TSLA) options is currently 1.05. The stock has opened lower 4 out of the last 7 days following earnings.
WMT- Wal-Mart Stores is set to announce Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.60 in EPS and revenue of $130 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $1.54 move, or 2.06%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The put to call ratio in (WMT) options is 1.20.
ASH- A rollout from 5k Feb. $95 calls (credit) into 10k Mar. $100 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Mar. $100 calls.
GDX- A rollout … Read More »


2014-02-13 Smart Money Report (AIG) (CLF)

Posted on February 13th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-13 Smart Money Report (AIG) (CLF)

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AIG- American International Group will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.96 in EPS and revenue of $8.6 billion. The options market is implying a $1.79 move, or 3.64%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (AIG) options is currently 1.71, led by a buyer of 2k Feb. 28 weekly $50 calls for $0.73-$0.75 each.
CLF- Another major earnings release due out tonight will come from Cliffs Natural Resources. Analysts are looking for $0.82 in EPS and revenue of $1.5 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $1.55 move, or 7.10%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The put to call ratio in (CLF) options is 1.33, led by a buyer of Feb. 14 weekly $21.50 puts for $0.59 each.
CBL- 6,300 Mar. $17.50 calls were bought for $0.52-$0.53 each, against … Read More »


2014-02-10 Smart Money Report (NUAN) (S)

Posted on February 10th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-10 Smart Money Report (NUAN) (S)

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NUAN- Nuance Communications will report Q1 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.21 in EPS and revenue of $485 million. The options market implying a $1.55 move, or 9.91%, in either direction through February options expiration. Call to put ratio in (NUAN) options is currently 2.64.
S- Before the bell tomorrow morning, Sprint is expected to release Q4 results. Analysts are looking for -$0.33 in EPS and revenue of $9 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $0.68 move, or 8.89%, in either direction through Friday’s close.  The call to put ratio in (S) options is 1.34.
ASH- A rollout from 14,349 Feb. $100 calls (credit) into 7,400 Mar. $100 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Mar. $100 calls.
HES- 12k Mar. $75 puts were sold for $1.56 each, against open interest of 690 … Read More »


2014-02-07 Smart Money Report (ETFC) (LBTYA)

Posted on February 7th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-07 Smart Money Report (ETFC) (LBTYA)

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CI- 2,400 Mar. $82.50 calls were sold for $0.83 each, against open interest of 37 contracts.
ETFC- 2,000 Mar. $20 calls were purchased for $0.79 each, against open interest of 343 contracts.
JCP- 10k May $6 puts were bought for $1.37 each, against open interest of 22,724 contracts. Earnings are due out on 2/26.
LBTYA- The July $70/$85/$100 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 3,500 times for a $1.35 debit. Volume was above the open interest in all three options. Earnings are due out on 2/13.
AAPL- Apple shares are up for the sixth consecutive trading session, rising 1.82% today on last night’s $14B buyback update from Tim Cook. The call to put ratio in (AAPL) is currently 1.32.

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2014-02-05 Smart Money Report (AOL) (TWTR)

Posted on February 5th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-05 Smart Money Report (AOL) (TWTR)

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AOL- AOL will report Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.48 in EPS and revenue of $655 million. The options market is implying a $5.70 move, or 11.88%, in either direction through February options expiration. Call to put ratio in (AOL) options is currently 1.99. In recent months, call activity has been largely bullish led by heavy buying in the Apr. 2014 and July 2014 upside calls.
TWTR- Twitter is set to announce Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for -$0.02 in EPS and revenue of $217 million. Option traders are pricing in a $10.00 move, or 15.06%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (TWTR) options is 1.70.
AMBC- 4,878 Jan. 2015 $30 calls were bought for $1.85 each, against open interest of 822 contracts. Earnings are … Read More »


2014-02-04 Smart Money Report (MRK) (TWX)

Posted on February 4th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-04 Smart Money Report (MRK) (TWX)

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MRK- Merck will report Q4 earnings before the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.88 in EPS and revenue of $11.4 billion. The options market is implying a $1.33 move, or 2.51%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (MRK) is currently 2.74, led by activity in the Feb. 7 weekly $53.50 calls and the Feb. 2014 $55 calls.
TWX- Another major earnings report due out in the morning will come from Time Warner. Analysts are looking for $1.15 in EPS and revenue of $8.4 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $3.00 move, or 4.80%, in either direction through February options expiration. On January 27th, 15,964 Mar. 2014 $67.50 calls were purchased for $0.52 each.
COCO- 5k May $1 puts were bought for $0.10 each, against open interest of 687 contracts. Earnings are due out tomorrow.
SBAC- … Read More »


2014-01-31 Smart Money Report (INTC) (TIVO)

Posted on January 31st, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-31 Smart Money Report (INTC) (TIVO)

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GLD- 20,474 Dec. $130 calls were bought for $4.30 each, against open interest of 526 contracts.
INTC- 5k July $23 puts were purchased for $0.94 each, against open interest of 3,956 contracts.
NOV- 19,500 Aug. $75 calls were sold for $4.55 each, against open interest of 356 contracts.
TIVO- 5k May $13 calls were sold for $0.65 each, against open interest of 1,803 contracts. Earnings are due out on 2/26.
AAPL- Apple shares are bucking the trend in the overall market today, currently above the $500 level and in positive territory. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is near the September lows, which is where the stock bottomed out. The call to ratio in (AAPL) options is still below average at 1.20.

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2014-01-30 Smart Money Report (AMZN) (GOOG)

Posted on January 30th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-30 Smart Money Report (AMZN) (GOOG)

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AMZN- Amazon.com will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.66 in EPS and revenue of $26.1 billion. The options market is implying a $32.65 move, or 8.22%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (AMZN) options is currently 1.81.
GOOG- Another major Q4 earnings report tonight will come from Google. Analysts are looking for $12.21 in EPS and revenue of $16.8 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $66.25 move, or 5.82%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (GOOG) options is 1.74.
CFN- Another 1,803 Feb. $42 calls were bought for $1.05 each, against open interest of 5,726 contracts. Earnings are due out on Monday.
GERN- 6,500 Feb. $4 puts were sold for $0.13-$0.17 each, against open interest of 2,020 contacts. He/she is betting on the … Read More »


2014-01-27 Smart Money Report (AAPL) (F)

Posted on January 27th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-27 Smart Money Report (AAPL) (F)

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AAPL- Apple will report Q1 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $14.09 in EPS and revenue of $57.5 billion. The options market is implying a $29.90 move, or 5.41%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (AAPL) options is currently 2.03, led by a buyer of 1,821 Feb. 22 $565 calls for $13.90 each.
F- Ford Motor is set to announce Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow. Analysts are looking for $0.29 in EPS and revenue of $35.2 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $0.63 move, or 3.99%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (F) options is 2.94, led by a seller of 3k May 2014 $15 puts for $0.63 each.
C- The Apr. $52.50/$57.50 1×2 ratio call spread was put on 37,500 times for a … Read More »


2014-01-24 Smart Money Report (CAT) (XLF)

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CAT- Caterpillar will report Q4 earnings before the bell on Monday morning. Analysts are looking for $1.29 in EPS and revenue of $13.6 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $3.22 move, or 3.74%, in either direction through next Friday’s close. The put to call ratio in (CAT) options is currently 1.30.
MTOR- The Aug. $7/$10/$13 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 10k times for a $0.55 debit. Volume was above the open interest in all three options. Earnings are due out on 1/29.
TSM- 10,000 July $17.50 puts were purchased for $1.45 each, against open interest of 1,996 contracts.
XLF- Over 60k Apr. $19 puts were bought for $0.15-$0.19 each, against open interest of 4,463 contracts.
XLV- 12,079 Feb. $55 puts were purchased for $0.44 each, against open interest of 2,209 contracts.
AAPL- Apple shares are are on pace to … Read More »


2014-01-22 Smart Money Report (NFLX) (NOK)

Posted on January 22nd, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-22 Smart Money Report (NFLX) (NOK)

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NFLX- Netflix will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.66 in EPS and revenue of $1.2 billion. The options market is implying a $33.60 move, or 10.14%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (NFLX) options is currently 1.19, led by large put selling.
NOK- Nokia is set to announce Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.04 in EPS and revenue of $8.6 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $0.55 move, or 7.15%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (NOK) options is 3.54, led by a buyer of 6k Feb. $8/$9 call spreads for a $0.19 debit.
QCOM- A likely rollout from 5,329 Apr. $75 calls (credit) into 12,125 Apr. $80 calls (debit). Earnings are due out on 1/29.
VZ- … Read More »


2014-01-21 Smart Money Report (FCX) (TXN)

Posted on January 21st, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-21 Smart Money Report (FCX) (TXN)

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FCX- Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold will report Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.81 in EPS and revenue of $6.4 billion. The options market is implying a $1.32 move, or 3.72%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (FCX) options is currently 1.03, led by activity in the Jan. 24 weekly $33.50 puts.
TXN- Texas Instruments is set to announce Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.46 in EPS and revenue of $3.0 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $1.42 move, or 3.24%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The put to call ratio in (TXN) options is 1.54, led by a buyer of 5,500 Feb. $45 calls for $0.46 each.
BAC- The Aug. $15/$20 bear risk reversal was put on 20k times for a $0.12 … Read More »


2014-01-16 Smart Money Report (INTC) (MS)

Posted on January 16th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-16 Smart Money Report (INTC) (MS)

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INTC- Intel will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.52 in EPS and revenue of $13.7 billion. The options market is implying a $1.12 move, or 4.21%, in either direction though Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (INTC) options is 1.27, led by a buyer of 18,820 July $25 puts for $1.12 each.
MS- Morgan Stanley is set to announce Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.46 in EPS and revenue of $8.0 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $1.08 move, or 3.41%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (MS) options is 2.18, led by a seller of roughly 7k Jan. $31/$32 strangles for a $0.65 credit.
CNX- 3k Apr. $38 puts were sold for $2.18 each, against open interest of 509 … Read More »


2014-01-14 Smart Money Report (BAC) (FAST)

Posted on January 14th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-14 Smart Money Report (BAC) (FAST)

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BAC- Bank of America will report Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.26 in EPS and revenue of $21.2 billion. The options market is implying a $0.55 move, or 3.29%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (BAC) options is 3.52, led by large call and put selling.
FAST- Fastenal will also be releasing Q4 earnings in the morning. Analysts are looking for $0.35 in EPS and revenue of $814 million. Options traders are pricing in a $2.10 move, or 4.36%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (FAST) options is 7.55, led by sizable January call selling and February call buying.
EBAY- A rollout from 31,700 Jan. 24 weekly $52 calls (credit) into 31,700 Feb. $52.50 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest Feb. … Read More »


2014-01-09 Smart Money Report (AA) (INFY)

Posted on January 9th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-09 Smart Money Report (AA) (INFY)

 Smart Money Report

AA- Alcoa will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.05 in EPS and revenue of $5.4 billion. The options market is implying a $0.58 move, or 5.45%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (AA) options is currently 1.43.
INFY- Infosys is set to announce Q3 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.75 in EPS and revenue of $2.1 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $4.30 move, or 7.71%, in either direction through January 2014 options expiration. The call to put ratio in (INFY) options is 2.70, led by a rollout from 2,600 Jan. 2014 $52.50 calls (credit) into 1,800 Jan. 2016 $55 calls (debit).
NSM- 5,000 July $40 calls were purchased for $2.50-$2.60 each and 2,050 July $25 puts were sold for $1.70-$1.75 each, creating … Read More »



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