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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)

Smart Money Report

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 »


2014-01-27 Unusual Options Activity (C) (GLNG)

Posted on January 27th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-27 Unusual Options Activity (C) (GLNG)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a ratio call spread in Citigroup (C) and long-dated call buying in Golar LNG (GLNG).

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2014-01-15 Smart Money Report (C) (CSX)

Posted on January 15th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-15 Smart Money Report (C) (CSX)

 Smart Money Report

C- Citigroup will report Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.97 in EPS and revenue of $18.3 billion. The options market is implying a $1.23 move, or 2.24%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (C) options is currently 1.35.
CSX- CSX is set to announce Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.43 in EPS and revenue of $3 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $1.45 move, or 5.01%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (CSX) options is 1.56, led by a buyer of 1,500 May 2014 $27.50/$30 strangle for a $1.59 debit.
BRFS- 4,600 June $20 calls were purchased for $1.35 each, against open interest of 125 contracts.
INTC- The Feb. $26/$27 straddle was put on 10k times for a … Read More »


2013-10-14 Smart Money Report (C) (JNJ)

Posted on October 14th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-10-14 Smart Money Report (C) (JNJ)

 Smart Money Report

C- Citigroup is set to announce Q3 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.04 in EPS and revenue of $20.5B. Options traders are pricing in a $1.71 move, or 3.49%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (C) options is 1.60.
JNJ- Johnson & Johnson will also report Q3 earnings tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.32 in EPS and revenue of $17.4B. The options market is implying a $1.81 move, or 2.03%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (JNJ) options is currently 1.53.
ODP- A rollout from 15,444 Oct. $4 calls (credit) into 15,444 Nov. $4 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Nov. $4 calls. Office Depot shares are hovering around the $5 level, currently down by 0.20%.
VALE- 10k Nov. $17 … 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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