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2015-03-11 Options Report (C) (COP)

Posted on March 11th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Reports, Options Risk Management, Premium Articles, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-03-11 Options Report (C) (COP)

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Open Interest Updates From The Previous Trading Days Action

AECOM (ACM)- June $27.50 put open interest went from 3,632 to 8,398 contracts (more buying yesterday).
Air Products & Chemicals (APD)- Apr $140 put open interest went from 2,077 to 4,280 contracts (selling as part of a bull risk reversal yesterday).
Atmel (ATML)- Apr $9 call open interest went from 3,309 to 5,246 contracts (buying yesterday).
Bank of New York Mellon (BK)- Mar 20 $40 call open interest went from 17,027 to 18,663 contracts (more buying).
Anheuser Busch Inbev SA … Read More »


2015-02-03 Pre-Earnings Analysis (HUM) (WHR)

Posted on February 3rd, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2015-02-03 Pre-Earnings Analysis (HUM) (WHR)

 Pre-Earnings Analysis

HUM- Humana will release Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.16 per share in earnings on revenue of $12.4B. On January 12th, the company backed their $8.50-$9.00 per share earnings guidance and raised their net membership gains in 2015 for individual Medicare Advantage Plans to 300K-350K from 235K-255K (continues to benefit from an aging demographic). The stock trades at a P/E ratio of 16.54x (2015 estimates) with 16.9% EPS growth, price to sales ratio of 0.48x, and a price to book ratio of 2.21x. Double digit sales growth is likely to continue this year as analysts see full year revenue above $54B (11.5% year over year growth). Recently on January 6th and 8th, both Argus and Barclays raised their price targets to $155 from $135 and $141, respectively.

WHR- Whirlpool will also be … Read More »



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