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2014-09-18 Smart Money Report (ETP) (SHLD)

Posted on September 18th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-09-18 Smart Money Report (ETP) (SHLD)

Smart Money Report

BAC- Another 10,000 Jan 2016 $20 calls were purchased for $0.85 each, against open interest of 446,194 contracts. Earnings are due out on 10/15.
BCS- The Jan 2016 $15/$15 bull risk reversal was put on another 5,000 times for a $0.25-$0.30 debit. Volume was below the open interest in both options. This trade has now been done 25,000 times since 9/12.
ETP- 5,000 Dec $60 calls were bought for $1.40 each and 5k Dec $62.50 calls were bought for $0.65 each. Volume was above the open interest in both options. Energy Transfer Partners and  Energy Transfer Equity could be the next to consolidate in the MLP space (similar to the Kinder Morgan consolidation).
RAD- 10,000 Jan 2015 $5.50 puts were sold for $0.43 each, against open interest of 7,972 contracts. (RAD) beat Q2 EPS and revenue estimates this morning, but it … Read More »


2014-09-16 Smart Money Report (BIDU) (YHOO)

Posted on September 16th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-09-16 Smart Money Report (BIDU) (YHOO)

Smart Money Report

BCS- The Jan 2016 $15/$15 bull risk reversal was put on another 2,500 times for a $0.10-$0.15 credit. Volume was below the open interest in both options. This trade has been put on 17,500 times over the last three trading days.
BIDU- The Oct 18 $200/$220 bull risk reversal was put on 750 times for a $1.20 debit. Volume was below the open interest in both options.There was also a buyer of 1,296 Sep 20 $217.50 calls for $1.40 each in Baidu.
FIG- A likely rollout from 1,000 Mar 2015 $7.82 calls (credit) into 1,000 Mar 2015 $6.82 calls (debit). Volume was below the open interest in both options. Call activity is over 4x the average daily volume.
GTAT- A rollout from 10,000 Oct 18 $17 puts (credit) into 17,000 Oct 18 $12 puts (debit). Volume was above the open interest … Read More »


2014-06-26 Smart Money Report (ASH) (COCO)

Posted on June 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-06-26 Smart Money Report (ASH) (COCO)

Smart Money Report

ASH- A rollout from 12,050 July $105 calls (credit) into 19,000 Oct. $110 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Oct. $110 calls. The call to put ratio was 226:1. Call activity is 28x the average daily volume. Earnings are due out on 7/24. The uptrend on the daily and weekly charts remains intact. Ashland trades at a P/E ratio of 14.85x (2015 estimates), PEG ratio of 0.75x (2015 estimates), -2.1% revenue growth (-17.6% this year), P/S ratio of 1.08x, 1.27% dividend yield, and has an average analyst price target of $120.
BCS- 2,500 Jan. 2016 $15 calls were bought for $1.50 each, against open interest of 4,525 contracts. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued British banking giant Barclays PLC for allegedly lying about how it favors high-frequency players in the firm’s stock-trading business.
COCO- 2,425 … Read More »


2014-06-26 Unusual Options Activity (BCS) (YOKU)

Posted on June 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-06-26 Unusual Options Activity (BCS) (YOKU)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight call buying in Barclays (BCS) and Youku Tudou (YOKU).

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