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2015-07-24 Options Report (HLT) (NVDA)

Posted on July 24th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Reports, Options Risk Management, Premium Articles, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-07-24 Options Report (HLT) (NVDA)

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Unusual Options Activity: BBRY, HLT, RHT, And More

Posted on June 17th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on Unusual Options Activity: BBRY, HLT, RHT, And More

Unusual Options Activity: BBRY, HLT, RHT, And More

(This post was originally published on See It Market on June 15th)

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias.

Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that had unusual options activity and what, if any, significance these trades may have.

Unusual Options Activity: 10 Stocks With Notable Trades

Monday

Red Hat (RHT) – 2,000 July $80 calls were bought for $2.85-$3.10. Earnings are due out on June 18th (shares have moved higher on 3 out of the last 4 reports).

Tuesday

Whole Foods Market (WFM) – 3,500+ June 19 $40 calls were purchased for $0.44-$0.69. Implied … Read More »


2015-04-17 Unusual Options Activity (HRTX) (OXY)

Posted on April 17th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-04-17 Unusual Options Activity (HRTX) (OXY)

Unusual Options Activity

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)- 19,000 Oct $2 puts were purchased for $0.15. They reported a Q1 net loss of $180M yesterday as sales fell 23% to $1.03B (both missed estimates). Gross margins came in at 31.7% vs the 34% guidance they issued. Today, Bernstein maintained an underperform rating and a $1.50 price target.
Hilton Worldwide (HLT)- Another 2,400 Jan 2016 $35 calls were bought for $1.35, against open interest of 14,354 contracts. Open interest was just 177 contracts on April 10th. There has been big buying on 5 of the last 6 trading days.
Heron Therapeutics (HRTX)- A rollout from 4,000 Apr $12.50 calls ($0.90 credit) into 8,000 June $15/$22.50 call spreads ($2.25 debit). They have Phase 3 data and an NDA filing due out by the end of May and June, respectively.
Occidental Petroleum (OXY)- 5,000 Aug $90 calls were … Read More »


2014-09-19 Smart Money Report (BUD) (DVN)

Posted on September 19th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-09-19 Smart Money Report (BUD) (DVN)

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AAL- The Jan 2015 $32/$40/$45 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 8,000 times for a $0.26 debit. Volume was above the open interest in the Jan 2015 $32 puts. American Airlines Group remain weak despite weakness in oil & gas prices. The stock could retest the Aug 8 lows above $35, if it is unable to hold above the $37 level support level.
BAC- A rollout from 10,000 Sep 20 $17 calls (credit) into 10,000 Sep 26 weekly $17 calls (debit). Volume was below the open interest in both options. Option traders/investors remain bullish on Bank of America in the near-term and long-term (out to early 2016).
BUD- A rollout from 2,000 Sep $115 calls (credit) into 2,000 Oct $120 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Oct $120 calls. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA is reportedly looking … Read More »


2014-05-05 Smart Money Report (NRG) (THC)

Posted on May 5th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-05-05 Smart Money Report (NRG) (THC)

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NRG- NRG Energy is set to announce Q1 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for -$0.13 in EPS and revenue of $2.1 billion. The options market is implying a $1.25 move, or 3.71%, in either direction through May options expiration. Call to put ratio in (NRG) options is currently 40:1, led by buying in the May and June $34 calls. Call and put activity are below the average daily volume today. The stock has moved lower after earnings on three out of the last four reports.
THC- Tenet Healthcare will report Q1 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for -$0.14 in EPS and revenue of $3.9 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $3.30 move, or 7.36%, in either direction through May options expiration. The call to put ratio in (THC) options is currently … Read More »


2014-05-05 Unusual Options Activity (COL) (HLT)

Posted on May 5th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-05-05 Unusual Options Activity (COL) (HLT)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight large call buying in Rockwell Collins (COL) and Hilton Worldwide (HLT).

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2014-02-20 Smart Money Report (JWN) (PCLN)

Posted on February 20th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-20 Smart Money Report (JWN) (PCLN)

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JWN- Nordstrom will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $1.34 in EPS and revenue of $3.7 billion. The options market is implying a $2.70 move, or 4.54%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (JWN) options is 4.03, led by a buyer of 4,634 Feb. $62.50 calls for $0.17 each. The stock has fallen on the next day after earnings for the past five quarters.
PCLN- Priceline.com will also be releasing earnings tonight. Analysts are looking for $8.29 in EPS and revenue of $1.5 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $75.80 move, or 5.92%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (PCLN) options is currently 1.04. The stock has risen on the next day after earnings for the past five quarters.
AUDC- Over 5k Mar. … Read More »



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