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2015-06-22 Unusual Options Activity (AET) (DE)

Posted on June 22nd, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-06-22 Unusual Options Activity (AET) (DE)

Unusual Options Activity

Aetna (AET)- There was sizable buying in the July 17 $135 calls (1,500+ traded) and $136 calls (2,500+ traded). The stock is rising on Anthem/Cigna merger talk (CI initially rejected the $184/share offer).
Cheesecake Factory (CAKE)- 1,800 Aug $50 puts were sold for $0.40. Earnings are due out on July 22nd.
Deere (DE)- 2,000 Sep $97.50 calls were purchased for $1.35-$1.38, against open interest of 6,138 contracts. Sizable buying on May 22nd, 26th, and on June 10th too. DE is closing on a test of $95 again. Shares trade at 16.53x 2015 earnings and 0.94x sales.
Red Hat (RHT)- The Sep $85/$90 bull call spread was put on 5,000 times for a $1.10 debit. Following their Q1 earnings beat last week, the stock had been trading just below key resistance at $80. The Sep $85/$90 bull call spread was put … Read More »


2014-09-09 Smart Money Report (DE) (WLT)

Posted on September 9th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-09-09 Smart Money Report (DE) (WLT)

Smart Money Report

DE- Another 2,500 Oct 18 $82.50 puts were purchased for $1.89 each, against open interest of 10,571 contracts. There was big buying in these Deere puts yesterday.
LNG- A rollout from 19,000 Oct 18 $80 calls (credit) into 19,000 Oct 18 $85 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the $85 calls. Cheniere Energy shares have remained strong in a nice uptrend (has been above 70 RSI for most of the year).
MRVL- Another 1,500 Nov $15 calls were bought for $0.39 each, against open interest of 15,955 contracts. 3,000 were bought for $0.39 each yesterday as well.
TWTR- A rollout from 7,000 Jan 2015 $45 calls (credit) into 10,000 Jan 2015 $52.50 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Jan 2015 $52.50 calls. The call to put ratio in Twitter was 3:1.
WLT- 50,000 Jan 2016 $2 … Read More »


2014-09-08 Smart Money Report (DE) (RAX)

Posted on September 8th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-09-08 Smart Money Report (DE) (RAX)

Smart Money Report

AAPL- The Apr 2015 $117.14/$127.14 1×2 ratio call spread was put on 8,500 times for a $0.20 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. They bought 8,500 $117.14 calls and sold 17,000 $127.14 calls. This is likely done against a long stock position to add leverage without adding any additional shares.
DE- 4,000 Oct 18 $82.50 puts were bought for $1.75-$1.78 each, against open interest of 4,779 contracts. The stock is trading just above the February lows of $82.38. Over the last 3 months, 2015 Deere EPS estimates have fallen to $6.83 from $7.69.
DHI- 6,750 Feb 2015 $20 puts were sold for $1.00 each, against open interest of 4,139 contracts. Put activity is nearly 3x the average daily volume.
LVS- 5,000 Dec $72.50 calls were bought for $0.51-$0.56 each, against open interest of 3,968 contracts. The call … Read More »


2014-02-11 Smart Money Report (ANR) (DE)

Posted on February 11th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-11 Smart Money Report (ANR) (DE)

Smart Money Report

ANR- Alpha Natural Resources will report Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for -$0.62 in EPS and revenue of $1.2 billion. The options market is implying a $0.54 move, or 10.29%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (ANR) options is currently 1.65, led by a buyer of 544 Feb. 14 weekly $5.50 calls for $0.13 each.
DE- Another major earnings report due out in the morning will come from Deere. Analysts are looking for $1.52 in EPS and revenue of $6.6 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $3.00 move, or $3.41, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (DE) options is 1.73, led by a buyer of 1,271 Feb. 14 weekly $86/$88 bull risk reversals for a $0.20 debit.
EEM- A rollout from 124,000 Feb. … Read More »


2013-11-19 Smart Money Report (DE) (JCP)

Posted on November 19th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-19 Smart Money Report (DE) (JCP)

Smart Money Report

DE- Deere is set to announce Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.89 in EPS and revenue of $8.7 billion. The options market is implying a $3.17 move, or 3.83%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Put to call ratio in (DE) options is currently 1.44.
JCP- Another notable name to report in the morning is J.C. Penney. Analysts are looking for -$1.72 in EPS and revenue of $2.8 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $1.06 move, or 12.21%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (JCP) options is 1.13.
BAC- The Mar. 2014 $17/$18 call spread was put on 10k times for a $0.12 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options.
FOXA- 10,000 Jan. 2014 $35 calls were sold for $0.60 each, against open interest of … Read More »


2013-08-13-Smart Money Report (DE) (M)

Posted on August 13th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-08-13-Smart Money Report (DE) (M)

Smart Money Report

DE- Deere will report Q3 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $2.17 in EPS and revenue of $9.3 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $2.93 move, or 3.47% in either direction, through the end of the week. The call to put ratio in the Aug. options is currently 1.08.
M- Another big name to release earnings in the morning will be Macy’s. Analysts are looking for $0.79 in EPS and revenue of $6.3 billion. The options market is implying in a $1.81 move, or 3.74%, in either direction through Friday. Call to put ratio in the Aug. options is in favor of the bulls at 1.58.
HTZ- The Mar. 2014 $20/$27 bull risk reversal was put on over 4,200 times for a $1.30 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. Hertz Global shares are … Read More »



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