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2015-03-18 Unusual Options Activity (ORCL) (PM)

Posted on March 18th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-03-18 Unusual Options Activity (ORCL) (PM)

Unusual Options Activity

AK Steel (AKS)- 6,000 Mar 27 weekly $4.50 calls were purchased for $0.08-$0.09 each. Other steel stocks, United States Steel, Steel Dynamics, and Nucor, have all saw big upside call buying in recent weeks.
ING Groep NV (ING)- 5,000+ Oct $15 calls were bought for $0.95-$1.05 each, following yesterday’s buyer of 14,000 Oct $15 calls. 2/3rds of the current total call open interest is from these Oct calls.
Oracle (ORCL)- 7,400 Apr 24 weekly $43 puts were sold for $0.48 each. The company raised their dividend 25% last night, but missed on Q3 revenue estimates (on a constant currency basis they were up 6%).
Philip Morris International (PM)- A rollout from 3,615 June $80 puts ($4.91 credit) into 3,108 June $77.50 puts ($3.50 debit) today. 8,000 Apr 17 $75 puts were purchased for $0.67-$0.69 each on March 10th.
Prudential Financial (PRU)- Roughly … Read More »


2015-03-17 Unusual Options Activity (AAL) (XLY)

Posted on March 17th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-03-17 Unusual Options Activity (AAL) (XLY)

Unusual Options Activity

American Airlines Group (AAL)- A rollout from 2,000 Mar 20 $50 calls ($2.89 credit) into 5,000 May 15 $57.50 calls ($1.74 debit). It was announced yesterday that (AAL) will be replacing Allergan (AGN) in the S&P 500.
HCP Inc (HCP)- Another 1,000+ Apr $42.50 calls were bought for $0.35-$0.40 each early this morning, against open interest of 14,788 contracts. There was big buying in these calls yesterday.
ING Groep NV (ING)- 14,000 Oct $15 calls were purchased for $0.87-$1.00 each. Call activity was 54x the average daily volume. Prior to this action, total call open interest was just 6,941 contracts.
Medtronic (MDT)- Another 1,000 Mar 27 weekly $75.50 puts were sold for $0.50-$0.51 each (4,250 were sold for $0.98 each on 2/18). Analysis on (MDT) from 3/13
Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY)- Another 20,000 June $73 outs were bought for … Read More »



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