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2014-10-14 Smart Money Report (ABG) (CHK)

Posted on October 14th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-10-14 Smart Money Report (ABG) (CHK)

Smart Money Report

ABG- The Apr 2015 $60/$65 bull risk reversal was put on 1,600 times for a $0.90 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. On average, only 22 options trade per day. Asbury Automotive Group has earnings due out on October 21st. The stock has only dropped once after earnings in the last six reports.
AMJ- A rollout from 11,000 Nov $48 puts (credit) into 20,000 Nov $44 puts (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Nov $44 puts. Top ten holdings in the Alerian MLP Index: EPD KMP ETP PAA MMP MWE BPL RGP OKS WPZ
CHK- A rollout from 6,952 Nov 22 $19 puts (credit) into 6,952 Nov 22 $17 puts (debit). Volume was above the open the open interest in Nov 22 $17 puts. The Nov 22 $19 puts were initially bought on … Read More »


2014-10-14 Unusual Options Activity (JCP) (SUNE)

Posted on October 14th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-10-14 Unusual Options Activity (JCP) (SUNE)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a put rollout in J.C. Penney (JCP) and put buying in SuneEdison (SUNE)

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2014-02-26 Smart Money Report (BIDU) (JCP)

Posted on February 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-26 Smart Money Report (BIDU) (JCP)

Smart Money Report

BIDU- Baidu will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $8.23 in EPS and revenue of $9.2 billion. The options market is implying a $12.60 move, or 7.28%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (BIDU) options is currently 1.23, led by a buyer of 1k Apr. $160/$190 bull risk reversals for a $0.20 debit. The stock has moved higher after earnings on the previous two quarters.
JCP- Another name to report Q4 results tonight is J.C. Penney. Analysts are looking for -$0.82 in EPS and revenue of $3.9 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $0.84 move, or 14.76%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The put to call ratio in (JCP) options is 1.34. The stock has moved higher after earnings on the two previous two quarters.
CREE- 2,500 May … Read More »


2014-02-24 Smart Money Report (SCTY) (TMUS)

Posted on February 24th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-24 Smart Money Report (SCTY) (TMUS)

Smart Money Report

SCTY- SolarCity will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight (delayed until next week). Analysts are looking for -$0.55 in EPS and revenue of $43.1 million. The options market is implying a $9.50 move, or 12.09%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (SCTY) options is currently 1.92, led by activity in the Feb. 28 weekly $90 calls.
TMUS- T-Mobile US is set to announce Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for -$0.13 in EPS and revenue of $7.0 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $2.38 move, or 7.46%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (TMUS) options is 2.31, led by a buyer of 2k Mar. 22 $34 calls for $0.78 each.
HAS- 5,000 Apr. $60 calls were purchased for $0.40-$0.50 each, against open interest of … Read More »


2014-02-24 Unusual Options Activity (JCP) (NVDA)

Posted on February 24th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-24 Unusual Options Activity (JCP) (NVDA)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight large put buying in J.C. Penney (JCP) and call buying in NVIDIA (NVDA).

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2014-02-07 Smart Money Report (ETFC) (LBTYA)

Posted on February 7th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-07 Smart Money Report (ETFC) (LBTYA)

Smart Money Report

CI- 2,400 Mar. $82.50 calls were sold for $0.83 each, against open interest of 37 contracts.
ETFC- 2,000 Mar. $20 calls were purchased for $0.79 each, against open interest of 343 contracts.
JCP- 10k May $6 puts were bought for $1.37 each, against open interest of 22,724 contracts. Earnings are due out on 2/26.
LBTYA- The July $70/$85/$100 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 3,500 times for a $1.35 debit. Volume was above the open interest in all three options. Earnings are due out on 2/13.
AAPL- Apple shares are up for the sixth consecutive trading session, rising 1.82% today on last night’s $14B buyback update from Tim Cook. The call to put ratio in (AAPL) is currently 1.32.

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2014-02-07 Unusual Options Activity (CI) (JCP)

Posted on February 7th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-07 Unusual Options Activity (CI) (JCP)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight large put buying in J.C. Penney (JCP) and call selling in Cigna (CI).

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2013-11-19 Smart Money Report (DE) (JCP)

Posted on November 19th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-19 Smart Money Report (DE) (JCP)

Smart Money Report

DE- Deere is set to announce Q4 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.89 in EPS and revenue of $8.7 billion. The options market is implying a $3.17 move, or 3.83%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Put to call ratio in (DE) options is currently 1.44.
JCP- Another notable name to report in the morning is J.C. Penney. Analysts are looking for -$1.72 in EPS and revenue of $2.8 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $1.06 move, or 12.21%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (JCP) options is 1.13.
BAC- The Mar. 2014 $17/$18 call spread was put on 10k times for a $0.12 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options.
FOXA- 10,000 Jan. 2014 $35 calls were sold for $0.60 each, against open interest of … Read More »


2013-11-15 Smart Money Report (AAPL) (TWTR)

Posted on November 15th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-15 Smart Money Report (AAPL) (TWTR)

Smart Money Report

JCP- 12,500 Jan. 2015 $4 puts were sold for $0.74 each, against open interest of 3,707 contracts.
NIHD- 5,500 Jan. 2015 $3 puts were purchased for $1.20 each, against open interest of 98 contracts.
QQQ- The Dec. 13 weekly $83/$85 bull risk reversal was put on 10,000 times for a $0.29 credit. Volume was above the open interest in both options.
AAPL- Apple shares are finding resistance near the $529 level again, down 0.55% today. The call to put ratio into November options expiration is 1.35.
TWTR- Today is the first day of trading in Twitter options. The put to call ratio in (TWTR) options is currently 1.76, led by a seller of 20k Dec. $30 puts for $0.05.

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2013-11-15 Unusual Options Activity (JCP) (NIHD)

Posted on November 15th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-15 Unusual Options Activity (JCP) (NIHD)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight large put selling in J.C. Penney (JCP) and put buying in NII Holdings (NIHD).

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2013-10-07 Smart Money Report (BEN) (JCP)

Posted on October 7th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-10-07 Smart Money Report (BEN) (JCP)

Smart Money Report

BEN- The Nov. $45/$50 put spread was put on 1,000 times for a $1.13 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. He/she is looking for a move down to $45 by November options expiration in Franklin Resources shares.
JCP- The May 2014 $8/$13 call spread was put on 5k times for a $1.44 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options.  He/she is looking for a move up to $13 by May 2014 options expiration in shares of J.C. Penney.
WWW- 1,500 Oct. $55 puts were purchased for $0.70-$0.80 each, against open interest of 1,870 contracts. Wolverine World Wide will report Q3 earnings tomorrow morning before the bell.
AAPL- Apple shares are up 1.73%, following an upgrade at Jefferies to a Buy rating this morning. The call to put ratio in the Oct. 11 weekly options is 1.87, … Read More »


2013-10-07 Unusual Options Activity (JCP) (WWW)

Posted on October 7th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-10-07 Unusual Options Activity (JCP) (WWW)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a large call spread in J.C. Penney (JCP) and put buying in Wolverine World Wide (WWW).

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