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2016-05-19 Baidu (BIDU): Chinese Investigation Dragging Stock Lower

Posted on May 19th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2016-05-19 Baidu (BIDU): Chinese Investigation Dragging Stock Lower

Baidu (BIDU): Chinese Investigation Dragging Stock Lower

Baidu (BIDU), the largest internet search engine company in China, has come under fire as of late after one of its users, a 21 year old university student Wei Zexi died after trying an experimental cancer treatment he found advertised on the website. Once the treatment failed he took to social media to blast Baidu for promoting false medical claims. China’s cyberspace administration is now investigating and the company has until May 31st to comply with the government.

Regulators are proposing limits on health care related advertising and stringent practices for vetting marketers. Baidu has already began terminating relationships, translating to the removal of ads and some revenue.

Search revenue accounts for nearly 80% of total revenue, with a portion coming from health care. Although difficult to measure, it does put some cash flow in jeopardy of diminishing, at least in the short-term. … 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 »


2014-07-24 Smart Money Report (AMZN) (BIDU)

Posted on July 24th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-07-24 Smart Money Report (AMZN) (BIDU)

 Smart Money Report

AMZN- Amazon.com will report Q2 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for Analysts are looking for -$0.15 in EPS and revenue of $19.3B. The options market is implying a $22.20 move, or 6.15%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio is currently 1.18. There was large buying in the Oct $400 calls on 4/10 and 4/10 for $6.95-$8.20. Open interest currently sits at 10,500 contracts. The stock has closed higher the day after earnings on 4 out of the last 7 reports (down after the last 2 reports).
BIDU- Baidu is also going to report earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $7.97 in EPS and revenue of $11.9B. The options market is implying a $14.00 move, or 6.85%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio is … Read More »


2014-07-21 Smart Money Report (BIDU) (MCP)

Posted on July 21st, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-07-21 Smart Money Report (BIDU) (MCP)

Smart Money Report

BIDU- A rollout from 3,745 Sep $185 calls (credit) into over 3,000 Dec $200 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Dec $200 calls. Earnings are due out on 7/24. Baidu shares have moved higher after earnings on four straight reports. They beat EPS estimates last quarter by $1.20 and was revenues rise 59% year over year.
CSCO- More than 18,000 Sep $27 calls have traded with the majority being purchased for $0.44-$0.46 each, against open interest of 91,324 contracts. Cisco Systems earnings are due out on 8/13. RBC Capital maintained an outperform rating, but raised their price target to $28 from $24.
IMAX- Another 2,500 Aug $26 calls were bought for $0.55 each, against open interest of 4,480 contracts. The call to put ratio is 66:1. Call activity is over 2x the average daily volume.  Over … Read More »


4/24-4/25 Earnings Previews (BIDU) (HBI)

Posted on April 25th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 4/24-4/25 Earnings Previews (BIDU) (HBI)

 Earnings Previews

BIDU Earnings Preview- 2,273 Apr. 25 weekly $172.50 calls were bought for $0.85 each today. The call to put ratio was 2:1. The stock has moved higher after earnings on the last three reports. Shares of (BIDU) retested the 200-day SMA this morning and have since moved off of the lows by $5. EPS is expected to grow 7.7% in 2014 and 40.8% in 2015 with revenue growth of 47.6% and 35.6%, respectively. They were upgraded to Buy at Stifel on 2/27 with a price target of $238. Morgan Stanley downgraded them on the same day to equal-weight with a $179.60 price target. Goldman Sachs has a buy rating on (BIDU) too. The options market is pricing in a $9.65 move through Friday’s close. Bullish options trade idea: Buy the Apr. 25 weekly $160/$170 call spread for a $3.60 … Read More »


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

Posted on February 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-26 Smart Money Report (BIDU) (JCP)

Smart Money Report

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 »


2013-11-26 Stock Watchlist Update (How To Trade Today’s Bounce In Baidu)

Posted on November 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-11-26 Stock Watchlist Update (How To Trade Today’s Bounce In Baidu)

Stock Watchlist Update
How To Trade Today’s Bounce In Baidu

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2013-11-09 Free Trade of the Day (TSO)

Posted on November 9th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-11-09 Free Trade of the Day (TSO)

 Free Trade of the Day
Tesoro (TSO)

Notes: On November 6th, Tesoro (TSO) announced that they were increasing the existing $500M share repurchase program to $1B.

Tesoro (TSO) Options Trade Idea

Buy the (TSO) Jan. 2014 $50 Call for $3.45 or better

Stop loss- $1.95

Upside target- $5.00-$7.00

Updates: Shares of Starbucks (SBUX) and Baidu (BIDU) both put in tradable short-term bottoms on Friday, rising 2.69% and 2.54%, respectively.

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2013-11-07 Free Trade of the Day (SBUX)

Posted on November 7th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-11-07 Free Trade of the Day (SBUX)

 Free Trade of the Day
Starbucks (SBUX)

Notes: Starbucks (SBUX) shares go ex-dividend on Tuesday, November 12th. The $0.26 dividend will be payable on Friday, November 29th.

Updates: Baidu (BIDU) shares fell for the six straight session, dropping 1.83%. Before taking a bullish position, now the level to watch for is $140.

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2013-11-06 Free Trade of the Day (LVS)

Posted on November 6th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-11-06 Free Trade of the Day (LVS)

 Free Trade of the Day
Las Vegas Sands (LVS)

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Options Trade Idea

Sell the (LVS) Dec. $65/$67.50 Bull Put Spread for a $0.60 credit or better

(Selling the Dec. $67.50 Put and buying the Dec. $65 Put, all in one trade)

Buy stop loss reference- A move below $67.50 in the stock

Upside target- $0.00

Updates: Baidu (BIDU) shares fell for the fourth consecutive trading session today, dropping 2.20%. If the stock closes higher tomorrow, that will be the signal to let long (BIDU).

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2013-11-05 Free Trade of the Day (BIDU)

Posted on November 5th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-11-05 Free Trade of the Day (BIDU)

 Free Trade of the Day
Baidu (BIDU)

Updates: NRG Energy (NRG) shares snapped a six day losing streak today, picking up 0.18%.

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2013-10-29 Smart Money Report (BIDU) (S)

Posted on October 29th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-10-29 Smart Money Report (BIDU) (S)

Smart Money Report

BIDU- Baidu is set to announce Q3 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $8.63 in EPS and revenue of $8.8 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $15.00 move, or 9.50%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (BIDU) options is 2.28. The largest option trade of the day was a buyer of 983 Nov. 1 weekly $165 calls for $3.50 each.
S- Sprint will report Q3 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for -$0.30 in EPS and revenue of $8.8 billion. The options market is implying a $0.34 move, or 5.10%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Put to call ratio in (S) options is 4.22, but the largest option trade was a seller of 15,000 Nov. $6 puts for $0.02.
EFA- 10k Sep. 2014 $70 calls were … Read More »



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