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2015-08-03 Options Report (ACE) (HIMX)

Posted on August 3rd, by Mitchell Warren in Options Reports, Options Risk Management, Premium Articles, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-08-03 Options Report (ACE) (HIMX)

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2015-05-12 Unusual Options Activity (ASNA) (HIMX)

Posted on May 12th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-05-12 Unusual Options Activity (ASNA) (HIMX)

Unusual Options Activity

Ascena Retail Group (ASNA)- 10,000 June $14 puts were purchased for $0.35-$0.40. Typically trades 123 puts per day. Earnings are due out in early June. Given the weak April comps out of $GPS last night, the Lane Bryant, Maurices, and dressbarn stores may disappoint as well.
Himax Technologies (HIMX)- More than 14,000 Sep $7 calls have traded with the majority being bought for $0.45-$0.50. Earnings are due out on May 14th. The stock is down about $2 year to date. Yesterday, they raised their quarterly dividend to $0.30 from $0.27 (4.38% yield at $0.27).
Ingersoll-Rand (IR)- 1,000+ May $67.50 calls were purchased for $0.35-$0.40. This is a short-term bet going into options expiration.
Southern (SO)- Nearly 20,000 June $43 puts were bought $0.96-$1.14 early this morning. Put activity was 20x the average daily volume. The rise in bond yields across the … Read More »


2015-02-10 Unusual Options Activity (CAB) (HIMX)

Posted on February 10th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-02-10 Unusual Options Activity (CAB) (HIMX)

Unusual Options Activity

CAB- For the third day this year there has been unusual buying in the Feb $60 calls. Roughly 900 were bought this morning for $0.40-$0.50 each, against open interest of 1,069 contracts. January 7th and 20th were the other two days that saw action, paying up to $1.05. On average only 183 calls trade per day. Cabela’s reports Q4 earnings before the bell on February 12th (shares have gone up on 5 out of the last 7 reports). Since the March 2014 peak above $72, shares have fallen nearly 25% in that time. The stock now trades at a P/E ratio of 15.57x (2015 estimates) with 11.8% EPS growth, price to sales ratio of 1.08x, and a price to book ratio of 2.22x. Revenue is likely to hit the $4B mark annually this year, rising over 12%. With … Read More »


2014-04-03 Smart Money Report (FOXA) (MU)

Posted on April 3rd, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-04-03 Smart Money Report (FOXA) (MU)

Smart Money Report

MU- Micron Technology is set to announce Q2 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.74 in EPS and revenue of $4.0 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $1.94 move, or 8.12%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (MU) options is currently 1.56, led by a rollout from 3,500 Apr 19 $25 calls (credit) into 2,000 May 17 $25 calls. The stock has closed lower after earnings on 3 out of the last 5 reports.
AKAM- 3,405 May $52.50 puts ($1.62 credit) and $67.50 calls ($0.84 credit) were sold to help finance the purchase of 4,540 May $60 calls ($2.71 debit). Volume was above the open interest in all three options.
FOXA- 4k May $34 calls were bought for $1.20 each, against open interest of 2,184 contracts. (FOXA) trades at a … Read More »


2014-04-03 Unusual Options Activity (GME) (HIMX)

Posted on April 3rd, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-04-03 Unusual Options Activity (GME) (HIMX)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight put buying in GameStop (GME) and call buying in Himax Technologies (HIMX).

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2013-08-30 Smart Money Report (OLN) (XLY)

Posted on August 30th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-08-30 Smart Money Report (OLN) (XLY)

 Smart Money Report

Highest call to put ratios (bullish) for today: ELN, IVZ, OLN, AF, GFI, SPXU, ZOLT, ARIA, HNT, ATLS

Highest put to call ratios (bearish) for today: DDS, JNK, EPI, INCY, RIO, KRE, ITB, HYG, FXY, XLY

HIMX- 4k Sep. $7 calls were bought for this morning for $0.10-$0.15 each, against open interest of 5,538 contracts. Volume has since then surpassed the open interest. Himax Technologies shares are down 1.30% today.
SWY- The Jan. 2014 $25 straddle was put on 5,000 times for a $3.60 credit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. He/she is looking for shares of Safeway to stay near the $25 level through January 2014 options expiration. Shares of Safeway are near the $26 level, currently lower by 0.50%.
AAPL- Apple shares are off by 0.77% in today’s session, but remain above the … Read More »


2013-08-30 Unusual Options Activity (HIMX) SWY)

Posted on August 30th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-08-30 Unusual Options Activity (HIMX) SWY)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight upside call buying in Himax Technologies (HIMX) and a large credit trade in Safeway (SWY).

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