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2015-07-29 Unusual Options Activity (CNW) (GNC)

Posted on July 29th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-07-29 Unusual Options Activity (CNW) (GNC)

Unusual Options Activity

Con-way (CNW)- Nearly 4,000 Sep $40 calls were bought for $1.05-$1.55. Typically trades 85 calls per day. Earnings are due out tonight.
GNC Holdings (GNC)- There was a likely rollout from 7,000 Jan 2016 $47.50 calls ($1.70 credit) into 7,000 Jan 2016 $42.50 calls ($3.70 debit). Earnings are due out tomorrow morning. Shares are nearing a retest of the April post-earnings lows. On May 1st, 7,500 Jan 2017 $47.50 calls were bought for $6.20 and on May 22nd, the Sep $42.50/$47.50 bull risk reversal was put on 2,500 times for a $0.45 debit.
WisdomTree Europe Hedge Equity Fund (HEDJ)- Another 5,000 Feb 2016 $65 calls were bought for $3.10, against open interest of 66,207 contracts. Over 70,000 were bought since June 29th. The top holdings include Anheuser-Busch, Telefonica, Siemens, and Daimler.
Marathon Oil (MRO)- There was sizable buying in the Aug … Read More »


2015-04-30 Unusual Options Activity (AEO) (GNC)

Posted on April 30th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-04-30 Unusual Options Activity (AEO) (GNC)

Unusual Options Activity

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO)- 2,000 May 15 $16 calls were purchased for $0.40-$0.43. Notice that this comes on the last day of the month (could be a play on Apr comps). Short interest is 14%, or 25M+ shares as of late.
GNC Holdings (GNC)- Nearly 2,000 June $42.50 calls were bought for $2.15-$2.25. Call activity was 4x the average daily volume. They missed Q1 earnings and sales estimates plus issued weak FY15 EPS guidance. However, the stock is finding buyer at $41 today.
LifeLock (LOCK)- 5,000+ June $14 puts were sold for $0.30. The large seller of May $13 puts remains in open interest (likely to expire worthless just as they wanted). They added 421k new members in Q1 as revenues rose 25% year over year.
Masco (MAS)- Sizable buying in the May $26 calls (1,800+ traded) and $27 calls (2,500+ traded). … Read More »


GNC CEO Shakeup Could Be a Healthy Sign for Investors

Posted on August 25th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on GNC CEO Shakeup Could Be a Healthy Sign for Investors

GNC CEO Shakeup Could Be a Healthy Sign for Investors

My article on GNC Holdings (GNC) for TheStreet.com.


2014-08-01 Smart Money Report (TITN) (TROX)

Posted on August 1st, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-01 Smart Money Report (TITN) (TROX)

Smart Money Report

GNC- The Dec $27.50/$35/$42.50 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 2,500 times for a $0.90 debit. Volume was above the open interest in all three options. Option activity is 4x the average daily volume.
GPS- 3,205 Aug 8 weekly $39.50 puts were purchased for $0.65 each, against open interest of 230 contracts. Shares of Gap put in a lower high above $41 on Wednesday with support at $39. A break below there would signal for a move to $38.
KING- Roughly 2,000 Aug $19 calls were purchased for $1.50 each, against open interest of 1,246 contracts. Earnings are due out on 8/12. The stock recently tested the $18.20 support level.
TITN- Sizable buying in the Sep $12.50, $15 and Dec $15 puts this morning. Put activity is 26x the average daily volume. Titan Machinery is down for the 8th … Read More »


2014-08-01 Unusual Options Activity (GNC) (KING)

Posted on August 1st, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-01 Unusual Options Activity (GNC) (KING)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a bull call spread risk reversal in GNC Holdings (GNC) and call buying in King Digital Entertainment (KING).

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2014-07-08 Smart Money Report (CPN) (GNC)

Posted on July 8th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-07-08 Smart Money Report (CPN) (GNC)

Smart Money Report

CPN- Large buying in the Jan. 2015 $20 and $21 calls today. Volume was above the open interest in both options. The call to put ratio was 104:1. Call activity was 10x the average daily volume. Net call premium was +$421K vs. net put premium of +$2K. Calpine will release earnings on 8/1.
GNC- 2,000 Sep. $37.50 calls were purchased for $1.35 each, against open interest of 1,533 contracts. Earnings are due out on 7/24. The call to put ratio was 100:1. Call activity was 4x the average daily volume. Net call premium was +$276K vs. net put premium of +$584. Implied volatility rose 2.7% to 37.18. The long-term downtrend remains intact. GNC Holdings trades at a P/E ratio of 10.15x (2015 estimates), PEG ratio of 0.70x (2015 estimates), 6.9% revenue growth, P/S ratio of 1.18x, 1.81% dividend yield, … Read More »



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