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2015-06-09 Unusual Options Activity (A) (DSW)

Posted on June 9th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-06-09 Unusual Options Activity (A) (DSW)

Unusual Options Activity

Agilent Technologies (A)- The July $37.50/$42.50 bull risk reversal was put on 3,000 times for a $0.01 debit. On May 28th, the board of directors authorized a $1.14B share repurchase program that will run through 2018 (currently using $365M that is left from an existing plan).
DSW Inc (DSW)- 5,000 July $35 calls were sold for $1.00-$1.14, against open interest of 8,327 contracts. There was big buying in these calls on May 28th. However, the stock failed to make a move above resistance at the 50-day EMA.
Fairway Group (FWM)- 2,000 Dec $4 puts were bought for $0.95. Put activity was 5x the average daily volume. Major support is around the $2.50 level. On May 26th, they reported their 6th straight quarterly sales decline; gross margins shrunk 20 basis points to 32.2%.
Kroger (KR)- Large June and July call/put selling ahead … Read More »


2015-06-02 Options Report (C) (KR)

Posted on June 2nd, by Mitchell Warren in Options Reports, Options Risk Management, Premium Articles, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-06-02 Options Report (C) (KR)

Options Report

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2015-06-02 Unusual Options Activity (BIG) (HRTX)

Posted on June 2nd, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-06-02 Unusual Options Activity (BIG) (HRTX)

Unusual Options Activity

Big Lots (BIG)- Roughly 1,200 July $47.50 calls were bought for $1.00-$1.20, against open interest of 1,690 contracts. Call activity was 6x the average daily volume. On May 4th, 1,600+ of these calls were bought on $2.05. Barclays upgraded them overweight from equal weight today with a $53 price target. Comps were +1.6% for Q1 last week.
Citigroup (C)- 12,000+ June 19 $55 calls were bought for $0.72-$0.77, against open interest of 40,017 contracts. They got an upgrade from Goldman Sachs yesterday to buy with a $61 price target.
Heron Therapeutics (HRTX)- A rollout from 2,500 Sep $17.50 calls ($6.80 credit) into 5,000 Sep $25 calls ($3.40 debit). Later in the day, there was another rollout from 1,250 Sep $17.50 calls ($6.35 credit) into 2,500 Sep $25 calls ($3.05 debit). Traders have been rolling call positions and buying calls prior to … Read More »


2014-05-02 Smart Money Report (ACI) (TUMI)

Posted on May 2nd, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-05-02 Smart Money Report (ACI) (TUMI)

Smart Money Report

ACI- 3,145 July $6 calls were purchased for $0.10 each, against open interest of 17,259 contracts. Open interest has been building in these calls since late March.
GE- 7k June 21 $26 puts were sold for $0.28 each, against open interest of 17,915 contracts. General Electric shares broke out above the $26.25 resistance level last month.
KR- A rollout from 11,244 May $46 calls (debit) into 11,285 June $49 calls (credit). Volume was above the open interest in the June $49 calls. This was likely a rolling of an existing covered call strategy. Shares of the grocery store company are up for the fifth consecutive session.
SPLS- 4k May $13 puts were bought for $0.60 each, against open interest of 508 contracts. Earnings are due out on 5/20.
TUMI- 1,000 May $22.50 calls were purchased for $0.35 each, against open interest of … Read More »


Kroger: Time For The Bulls To Go Shopping

Posted on December 12th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on Kroger: Time For The Bulls To Go Shopping

Kroger: Time For The Bulls To Go Shopping

My commentary on Kroger for TraderPlanet


2013-09-11 Smart Money Report (KR) (LULU)

Posted on September 11th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-11 Smart Money Report (KR) (LULU)

 Smart Money Report

KR- Kroger will report Q2 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.60 in EPS and revenue of $22.7 billion. The options market is implying a $1.85 move, or 4.93%, in either direction through next Friday. Call to put ratio in the September options is currently 1.62.
LULU- Another large cap to report tomorrow in the morning is Lululemon. Analysts are looking for $0.35 in EPS and revenue of $343 million. Options traders are pricing in a $6.80 move, or 9.71%, in either direction through this Friday. The put to call ratio in the Sep. 13 weekly options is 2.49.
MBI- 7,000 Oct. $12 calls were bought for $0.37 each, against open interest of 86 contracts. MBIA shares are on pace for its fourth decline in five trading sessions, currently lower by 3.04%.
SPY- Roughly 28k Nov. $176 … Read More »



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