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2015-07-28 Unusual Options Activity (IR) (LYB)

Posted on July 28th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-07-28 Unusual Options Activity (IR) (LYB)

Unusual Options Activity

Air Products & Chemicals (APD)- 1,000 Aug $125 calls were purchased for $8.30. Earnings are due out on July 30th. This is Bill Ackman’s 2nd largest holding (9.65% stake).
Ingersoll-Rand (IR)- 20,000 Dec $62.50 calls were bought for $2.95-$3.20. Call activity was 38x the average daily volume. IR is down after their Q2 results, but they did reaffirm FY15 guidance.
LyondellBasell Industries (LYB)- There was a rollout from 12,500 Jan 2016 $100 calls ($3.30 credit) into 12,500 Jan 2016 $95 calls ($5.30 debit). They beat Q2 EPS and revenue estimates this morning. The stock is trying to find support at the 200-day SMA.
Navient (NAVI)- Over 3,300 Oct $15 puts were purchased for $0.60-$0.65. Typically trades 58 puts per day. Earnings estimates for 2015 and 2016 continue to fall and the downtrend that started earlier this year in the stock confirms … Read More »


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 »



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