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2015-07-30 Options Report (BKS) (TWTR)

Posted on July 30th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Reports, Options Risk Management, Premium Articles, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-07-30 Options Report (BKS) (TWTR)

Options Report

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2015-07-30 Unusual Options Activity (MDLZ) (NFX)

Posted on July 30th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-07-30 Unusual Options Activity (MDLZ) (NFX)

Unusual Options Activity

Barnes & Noble (BKS)- The Sep $24/$26/$30 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 1,840 times for a $0.55 debit. A trade like this one involves buying the Sep $26/$30 bull call spread and selling the Sep $24 puts for even smaller debit (requires margin). Harper Lee’s “Go Set A Watchman” set a one day sales record recently.
Mondelez International (MDLZ)- There was a rollout from 6,000 Sep $42 calls ($3.40 credit) into 9,000 Sep $45 calls ($1.35 debit). They raised FY15 guidance and reaffirmed FY16 margin guidance. The company also authorized a $6B share repurchase program.
Newfield Exploration (NFX)- Roughly 1,750+ Sep $30 puts were bought for $1.15-$1.25, against open interest of 1,723 contracts. There was a big Aug 21 $31 put buyer yesterday. Earnings are due out on August 4th.
Twitter (TWTR)- Another 5,595 Jan 2017 $35 calls … Read More »


2015-03-11 ORM Market Commentary (Small Cap And Transportation Stocks Are Catching A Bid)

Posted on March 11th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, ORM Market Commentary, Premium Articles, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2015-03-11 ORM Market Commentary (Small Cap And Transportation Stocks Are Catching A Bid)

ORM Market Commentary
Small Cap And Transportation Stocks Are Catching A Bid

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Notes: Since most companies in the Russell 2000 have a majority or all of their revenues from U.S. operations they don’t have the negative impact (or not as directly) of a sharp rise in the U.S. dollar.

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) Options Trade Idea

Sell the (IWM) Apr 17 $116/$117 bull put spread for a $0.20 credit or better

(Sell the Apr 17 $117 put and buy the Apr … Read More »


2015-03-11 Options Report (C) (COP)

Posted on March 11th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Reports, Options Risk Management, Premium Articles, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-03-11 Options Report (C) (COP)

Options Report

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Open Interest Updates From The Previous Trading Days Action

AECOM (ACM)- June $27.50 put open interest went from 3,632 to 8,398 contracts (more buying yesterday).
Air Products & Chemicals (APD)- Apr $140 put open interest went from 2,077 to 4,280 contracts (selling as part of a bull risk reversal yesterday).
Atmel (ATML)- Apr $9 call open interest went from 3,309 to 5,246 contracts (buying yesterday).
Bank of New York Mellon (BK)- Mar 20 $40 call open interest went from 17,027 to 18,663 contracts (more buying).
Anheuser Busch Inbev SA … Read More »


2014-06-10 Smart Money Report (KO) (SBGI)

Posted on June 10th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-06-10 Smart Money Report (KO) (SBGI)

Smart Money Report

BEAV- A roll down from 12,820 July $100 calls (credit) into 12,820 July $95 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the July $95 calls. B/E Aerospace plans to separate into two businesses by early 2015. They also raised 2014 EPS guidance to $4.35.
BKS- Over 3,000 Jan. 2016 $22 calls were purchased for $3.70 each, against open interest of 470 contracts. The call to put ratio was 36:1. Call activity was 2x the average daily volume. Implied volatility rose 6.6% to 47.46. Net call premium was +$432K vs. net put premium of +$187.
KO- A rollout from 12,500 Aug. $41 calls (credit) into 12,500 Jan. 2015 $41 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Jan. 2015 $41 calls. Shares of Coca-Cola have been consolidating in a range of less than 2% for the last … Read More »


2014-06-10 Unusual Options Activity (BEAV) (BKS)

Posted on June 10th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-06-10 Unusual Options Activity (BEAV) (BKS)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a call roll down in B/E Aerospace (BEAV) and call buying in Barnes & Noble (BKS).

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2014-05-16 Smart Money Report (CLF) (GLD)

Posted on May 16th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-05-16 Smart Money Report (CLF) (GLD)

Smart Money Report

BKS- 4,400 June $15 puts were bought for $0.45 each, against open interest of 153 contracts. Shares of Barnes & Noble have struggled to hold above the $17 level on several attempts over the last month.
CLF- A rollout from 5,100 July $19 puts (credit) into 9k July $17 puts (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the July $17 puts. The trader is taking profits on the initial short position, but remains bearish on Cliffs Natural Resources as the stock hits new lows.
DIA- Large buying in the June 21 $164 and $165 calls today. Volume was above the open interest in both options. Net call premium was +$1.0M vs. net put premium of +$286K. These buyers are looking for a retest of the all-time highs in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
EOG- A rollout from 3k May 17 … Read More »


2014-05-16 Unusual Options Activity (BKS) (EOG)

Posted on May 16th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-05-16 Unusual Options Activity (BKS) (EOG)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight large put buying in Barnes & Noble (BKS) and a call rollout in EOG Resources (EOG).

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2013-11-25 Smart Money Report (BKS) (NUAN)

Posted on November 25th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-25 Smart Money Report (BKS) (NUAN)

Smart Money Report

BKS- Barnes & Noble will report Q2 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for -$0.04 in EPS and revenue of $1.8 billion. The options market is implying a $2.10 move, or 13%, in either direction through December options expiration. Put to call ratio in (BKS) options is currently 1.18.
NUAN- Nuance Communications is set to announce Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.29 in EPS and revenue of $490 million. Options traders are pricing in a $2.05 move, or 12.76%, in either direction through Dec. options expiration. The call to put ratio in (NUAN) options is 1.33.
BZH- 4,982 Dec. $18 puts were sold for $0.20 each, against open interest of 214 contracts.
NCR- Over 2k Jan. 2014 $33 calls were bought for $2.30 each, against open interest of 144 contracts.
AAPL- Apple shares are poised … Read More »


2013-08-19-Smart Money Report (PWRD) (URBN)

Posted on August 19th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-08-19-Smart Money Report (PWRD) (URBN)

 Smart Money Report

PWRD- Perfect World will report Q2 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.30 in EPS and revenue of $109 million. The options market is implying a $3.40 move, or 16.43%, in either direction through September options expiration. Call to put ratio in the Sep. options is currently 4.41.
URBN- Another big Q2 earnings report that will also be released will come from Urban Outfitters. Analysts are looking for $0.48 in EPS and revenue of $768 million. Options traders are pricing in a $3.55 move, or 8.89%, in either direction through Sep. options expiration. The call to put ratio in the Sep. options is heavily in favor of the bulls at 10.68.
BKS- 4,000 Sep. $16 puts were bought for $0.55-$0.70 each, against open interest of 1,016 contracts. Barnes & Noble will report Q1 earnings before the bell tomorrow … Read More »


2013-08-19-Unusual Options Activity (BKS) (C)

Posted on August 19th, by Mitchell Warren in Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-08-19-Unusual Options Activity (BKS) (C)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity we highlight a large put buyer in Barnes & Noble (BKS) ahead of earnings and a big call purchase in Citigroup (C).

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