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2014-08-27 Smart Money Report (HLF) (TRW)

Posted on August 27th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-27 Smart Money Report (HLF) (TRW)

Smart Money Report

BAC- The Nov $16/$17 bull risk reversal was put on 10,000 times for a $0.20 credit. Volume was below the open interest in both options. There were nearly 20,000 Oct 18 $17 calls bought yesterday.
GPS- 4,906 Mar 2015 $48 calls were sold for $2.15 each, against open interest of 8 contracts. Given the rise from $39 to $46 in Gap shares over the last month, selling these calls against a long stock position allows you stay in the trade with upside to effectively $50.15.
HLF- More than 4,400 Sep 20 $55 calls have traded with the majority being purchased for $1.07-$1.10 each, against open interest of 2,006 contracts. The call to put ratio in Herbalife is 3:1. Call activity is over 2x the average daily volume.
TRW- 2,500 Jan 2015 $100 calls were bought for $4.10-$4.25 each, against open interest … Read More »


2014-08-22 Smart Money Report (DRI) (EGN)

Posted on August 22nd, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-22 Smart Money Report (DRI) (EGN)

Smart Money Report

DRI- The Jan 2015 $43/$50 bull risk reversal was put on 3,500 times for a $0.15 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. Darden Restaurants has earnings due out on 9/12. Clarence Otis (CEO) will step down by the end of the year. Starboard Value (activist investor) is trying to replace the 12 person board (already have 3 seats on the board).
EGN- 2,000 Oct $80 calls were bought for $1.70 each, against open interest of 78 contracts. The call to put ratio is 173:1. Call activity is 29x the average daily volume. Energen trades at a P/E ratio of 24.40x (2015 estimates) with 14.7% EPS growth (-9% this year), 11.2% revenue growth (-12.3% this year), P/S ratio of 3.08x, P/B ratio of 1.91x, 0.79% dividend yield, and has an average analyst price target of $101.73. … Read More »


2014-08-22 Unusual Options Activity (HLF) (VMC)

Posted on August 22nd, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-22 Unusual Options Activity (HLF) (VMC)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a put rollout in Herbalife (HLF) and call buying in Vulcan Materials (VMC).

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2014-04-28 Smart Money Report (HLF) (S)

Posted on April 28th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-04-28 Smart Money Report (HLF) (S)

Smart Money Report

HLF- Herbalife is set to announce Q1 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $1.29 in EPS and revenue of $1.2 billion. The options market is implying a $4.53 move, or 7.74%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Put to call ratio in (HLF) options is currently 1.34, led by activity in the May 17 $50 and $55 puts. The stock has declined after earnings on four out of the last six reports.
S- Sprint will release Q1 earnings after the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for -$0.08 in EPS and revenue of $8.8 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $0.61 move, or 8.18%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The put to call ratio in (S) options is currently 1.31, led by … Read More »


2014-02-18 Smart Money Report (HLF) (PNRA)

Posted on February 18th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-18 Smart Money Report (HLF) (PNRA)

Smart Money Report

HLF- Herbalife will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $1.24 in EPS and revenue of $1.2 billion. The options market is implying a $4.28 move, or 6.29%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (HLF) options is currently 1.67. The stock has gapped higher the following morning on the three previous reports.
PNRA- Panera Bread is also set to announce Q4 earnings after the bell. Analysts are looking for $1.94 in EPS and revenue of $662 million. Option traders are pricing in a $12.60 move, or 7.09%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The put to call ratio in (PNRA) options is 1.25, led by activity in the Feb. $165 puts.
GDXJ- 5,000 Jan. 2015 $40 puts were sold for $5.22 each, against open interest of 504 contracts.
SGY- The Mar. $37/$42 … Read More »


2013-10-28 Smart Money Report (AAPL) (HLF)

Posted on October 28th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-10-28 Smart Money Report (AAPL) (HLF)

 Smart Money Report

AAPL- Apple is set to announce Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $7.88 in EPS and revenue of $36.8 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $33.00 move, or 6.28%, in either direction though Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (AAPL) options is 1.88.
HLF- Herbalife will also release earnings results after the closing bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $1.14 in EPS and revenue of $1.2 billion. The options market is implying a $6.60 move, or 10.79%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (HLF) options is currently 2.23.
BID- The Jan. 2014 $41/$46 put spread was put on 2,000 times for a $0.75 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. Earnings are due out next month.
LRCX- 2k Jan. 2015 $52.50 calls were bought for $8.20 each, … Read More »



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