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2015-01-07 Unusual Options Activity (INFN) (SE)

Posted on January 7th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-01-07 Unusual Options Activity (INFN) (SE)

Unusual Options Activity

CLNY- 2,000 Feb $25 puts were sold for $1.20 each, against no previous open interest (typically trades just 36 puts per day). He/she is making a bet that Colony Financial shares are able to breakout above the $24.50 resistance level and end above $25 on February options expiration (breakeven down at $23.80). The real estate and investment company trades at a reasonable forward P/E ratio of 13.40x on revenue that will more than double in a two year stretch (end of 2013 through 2015).
CYH- Someone rolled out 2,500 Jan 2015 $48 calls ($6.37-$6.38 credit) into 4,000 Mar $55 calls ($3.56 debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Mar $55 calls. Call activity is more than 10x the average daily volume. Shares of Community Health Systems just successfully tested support at the 50-day EMA for the second … Read More »


2014-08-14 Smart Money Report (A) (ALR)

Posted on August 14th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-14 Smart Money Report (A) (ALR)

Smart Money Report

A- 4,300 Sep $55 calls were purchased for $1.82 each, against open interest of 1,023 contracts. This was tied to a sale of 430,000 shares. Agilent Technologies earnings are due out tonight. The stock has dropped after earnings on 4 out of the last 7 reports.
ALR- A rollout from 2,250 Aug $40 puts (credit) into 2,700 Nov $38 puts (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Nov $38 puts. Unlikely a hedge on Alere given how deep in-the-money the puts are.
CLNY- Another 1,990 Dec $22.50 calls were purchased for $0.60 each, against open interest of 3,062 contracts. There was large buying in these yesterday.
GES- The Jan 2016 $20/$30 bull risk reversal was put on 1,000 times for a $0.00 debit. Volume was below the open interest in both options. Earnings are due out on 8/27. The … Read More »


2014-08-14 Unusual Options Activity (CLNY) (PBR)

Posted on August 14th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-14 Unusual Options Activity (CLNY) (PBR)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight call buying in Colony Financial (CLNY) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR).

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2014-08-13 Smart Money Report (CLNY) (GNRC)

Posted on August 13th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-13 Smart Money Report (CLNY) (GNRC)

Smart Money Report

CLNY- 2,000 Dec $22.50 calls were purchased for $0.50-$0.60 each, against open interest of 87 contracts. Typically trades 52 calls per day. The total call open interest is 2,354 contracts. Colony Financial trades at a P/E ratio of 11.63x (2015 estimates) with 20% EPS growth (6.2% this year), 37.3% revenue growth (61.6% this year), P/S ratio of 11.91x, P/B ratio of 0.96x, 6.66% dividend yield, and has an average analyst price target of $22.53. On 8/5, they reported Q2 EPS of $0.43 vs the $0.39 estimate.
GFI- 5,000 Oct $4 puts were sold for $0.22 each, against open interest of 1,575 contracts. Earnings are due out on 8/21. Options activity in the gold miners has been bullish in recent weeks.
GNRC- 9,337 Nov $52.50 calls were purchased for $1.35 each, against open interest of 121 contracts. This was tied to … Read More »



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