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2015-05-28 Options Report (EBAY) (OVAS)

Posted on May 28th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Reports, Options Risk Management, Premium Articles, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-05-28 Options Report (EBAY) (OVAS)

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2015-05-28 Unusual Options Activity (MRVL) (XOMA)

Posted on May 28th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-05-28 Unusual Options Activity (MRVL) (XOMA)

Unusual Options Activity

ConocoPhillips (COP)- The June 26 weekly $62.50/$60.50 1×2 ratio bear put spread was put on 2,888 times for a $0.03 debit. Shares put in a lower high in April and are now poised to retest the low $60’s.
eBay (EBAY)- Nearly 8,000 July 17 $62.50 calls were purchased for $0.70-$0.76 early this morning (13,000+ traded now), against open interest of 12,157 contracts. Axiom upgraded them to buy with a $70 price target on May 26th. They see the PayPal spinoff and other spinoffs as a positive later this year.
Marvell Technology Group (MRVL)- 3,500 Aug $16 calls were purchased for $0.33, against open interest of 15,205 contracts. There was large buying in the July 17 $14 calls yesterday. The AVGO/BRCM deal is providing a lift for some of the semiconductor stocks.
OvaScience (OVAS)- A rollout from 2,000 June $35 calls ($1.10 … Read More »


2015-04-23 Unusual Options Activity (BAC) (EBAY)

Posted on April 23rd, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-04-23 Unusual Options Activity (BAC) (EBAY)

Unusual Options Activity

Bank of America (BAC)- 25,000 Aug $17 calls were purchased for $0.27-$0.28, against open interest of 95,783 contracts. Roughly 50,000 were bought yesterday for $0.24-$0.29. Following the Q1 earnings report on April 15th, Jefferies, BMO Capital, Barclays, and Oppenheimer all lowered their price targets by $1, but still see upside to $18-$21 depending on the analyst.
eBay (EBAY)- More than 7,000 June $60 calls have traded with the majority being purchased for $1.62-$1.67, against open interest of 3,008 contracts. The company beat Q1 EPS estimates by $0.07 last night. PayPal sales rose 14% to $2.11B, now eclipsing eBay marketplace sales.
Gap (GPS)- Over 5,000 May 15 $40 puts have traded with the majority being bought for $0.47-$0.53. Q1 earnings aren’t due out until May 21st, but this could be a hedge or a bearish on April comps since we’re nearing … Read More »


2015-03-19 Unusual Options Activity (COP) (GILD)

Posted on March 19th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-03-19 Unusual Options Activity (COP) (GILD)

Unusual Options Activity

ConocoPhillips (COP)- There was sizable selling in the Mar and Apr calls today. Call activity was nearly 4x the average daily volume. The 3%+ drop in oil prices is resulting in most energy stocks giving up some of yesterday’s gains.
eBay (EBAY)- The Oct $52.50/$62.50/$70 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 8,500 times for a $0.38 credit. This same trade was put on two days ago 18,000+ times. Shares are moving closer to the flat line on the session even after Piper Jaffey’s Gene Munster downgraded the stock to underweight from neutral with a $49 price target.
Gilead Sciences (GILD)- The Apr 24 weekly 1×2 $104/$108 call spread was put on 6,897 times for a $0.32 debit and the Apr 24 weekly 1×2 $95/$99 put spread was put on 6,897 times for a $0.12 credit. He/she is betting … Read More »


2014-12-31 Unusual Options Activity (EBAY) (SWN)

Posted on December 31st, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-12-31 Unusual Options Activity (EBAY) (SWN)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight put selling in eBay (EBAY) and Southwestern Energy (SWN).

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2014-10-09 Unusual Options Activity (AA) (EBAY)

Posted on October 9th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-10-09 Unusual Options Activity (AA) (EBAY)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight put buying in Alcoa (AA) and call selling in eBay (EBAY).

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2015-07-25 Smart Money Report (AAPL) (KN)

Posted on July 25th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-07-25 Smart Money Report (AAPL) (KN)

Smart Money Report

AAPL- The 1×2 Aug 22 weekly $97/$100 ratio call spread was put on 10,000 times for a $0.25 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. This trade was likely done against a long stock position to leverage the trade without adding any additional shares of stock.
AMC- The 1×2 Dec $22.5/$25 ratio call spread was put on 1,000 times for a $0.15 debit. Volume was above the open interest in the Dec $25 calls. Earnings are due out on 7/30. They’ve only reported two earnings reports, but the stock has moved higher after both. The $25 level has been the ceiling in the stock since March. This is also a good way to leverage an existing long position in the stock (only risking an additional $0.15 to make $2.35).
ATML- 6,000 Nov $9 calls were sold for … Read More »


2014-07-01 Smart Money Report (EBAY) (FOLD)

Posted on July 1st, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-07-01 Smart Money Report (EBAY) (FOLD)

Smart Money Report

CX- 10,000 July $14 calls were bought for $0.10-$0.11 each, against open interest of 36,934 contracts. We remain long these calls. Earnings are due out on 7/18. My TraderPlanet article from 6/12 on Cemex.
CXO- More than 2,400 July $145 puts were bought for $3.90 each, against open interest of 10 contracts. Typically trades 741 puts per day. The put to call ratio is 13:1.
EBAY- A rollout from 16,486 July 19 $49 calls (credit) into 32,972 July 19 $52.50 calls (debit). Volume was below the open interest in both options. Earnings are due out on 7/16. eBay has moved lower after earnings on four out of the last five reports.
FOLD- Sizable buying in the Aug, Oct, and Jan. 2015 $5 calls today. Call activity is 15x the average daily volume. Amicus Therapeutics was upgraded by Leerink Partners ($6 price … Read More »


2014-01-14 Smart Money Report (BAC) (FAST)

Posted on January 14th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-14 Smart Money Report (BAC) (FAST)

Smart Money Report

BAC- Bank of America will report Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.26 in EPS and revenue of $21.2 billion. The options market is implying a $0.55 move, or 3.29%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (BAC) options is 3.52, led by large call and put selling.
FAST- Fastenal will also be releasing Q4 earnings in the morning. Analysts are looking for $0.35 in EPS and revenue of $814 million. Options traders are pricing in a $2.10 move, or 4.36%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (FAST) options is 7.55, led by sizable January call selling and February call buying.
EBAY- A rollout from 31,700 Jan. 24 weekly $52 calls (credit) into 31,700 Feb. $52.50 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest Feb. … Read More »


2014-01-14 Unusual Options Activity (EBAY) (TMUS)

Posted on January 14th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-14 Unusual Options Activity (EBAY) (TMUS)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a large call spread in T-Mobile US (TMUS) and a call rollout in eBay (EBAY).

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2013-09-17 Smart Money Report (FDX) (GIS)

Posted on September 17th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-17 Smart Money Report (FDX) (GIS)

Smart Money Report

FDX- Fedex will report Q1 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.51 in EPS and revenue of $11.0 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $4.13 move, or 3.73%, in either direction through Friday. The put to call ratio in the September options is in favor of the bears at 2.06.
GIS- General Mills will also be releasing Q1 results in the morning. Analysts are looking for $0.70 in EPS and revenue of $4.3 billion. The options market is implying a $1.06 move, or 2.13%, in either direction through Friday. (GIS) has beaten EPS estimates on four out of the last five quarters.
EBAY- 10k Nov. $57.50 calls were bought for $1.06-$1.14 and 4k Nov. $50 puts were sold for $0.81-$0.82 each, creating a bull risk reversal. Volume was above the open interest in both options.
AAPL- Apple shares … Read More »


2013-09-17 Unusual Options Activity (EBAY)

Posted on September 17th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-17 Unusual Options Activity (EBAY)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a large bull risk reversal trade in eBay (EBAY) options.

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