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2015-05-06 Unusual Options Activity (KSS) (ZNGA)

Posted on May 6th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-05-06 Unusual Options Activity (KSS) (ZNGA)

Unusual Options Activity

Acadia Healthcare (ACHC)- 5,000 June $65 puts were sold for $1.75-$1.80. The healthcare services company recently beat Q1 estimates and issued strong FY15 guidance. They priced a 4.5M secondary offering at $66.50 per share last night.
SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF (KRE)- A rollout from 10,000 May 15 $40 puts ($0.15 credit) into 10,000 June 19 $40 puts ($0.66 debit). The regional bank ETF continues to find buyers on pullbacks to the 50-day EMA, so until this ends its best to stay long/neutral.
Kohl’s (KSS)- A likely rollout from 4,000 May $75 calls ($0.85 credit) into 2,000 May $72.50 calls ($1.90-$1.95 debit). Earnings are due out on May 14th (shares moved higher on 4 out of the last 7 reports).
Wendy’s (WEN)- Roughly 4,000 June $12 calls were purchased for $0.15-$0.20. There was large May $10 call buying yesterday ahead of Q1 report. They announced … Read More »


2015-04-13 Unusual Options Activity (ANIK) (FNF)

Posted on April 13th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-04-13 Unusual Options Activity (ANIK) (FNF)

Unusual Options Activity

Anika Therapeutics (ANIK)- More than 1,300 June $50 calls were bought for $1.50-$1.55. Call activity was 17x the average daily volume. Short interest in the stock stands at roughly 16% of the float.
Fidelity National Financial (FNF)- 2,500 July $36 calls were bought for $2.45 (this was tied to 162,500 shares). Earnings are due out on May 4th. A close above the $38.00-$38.21 resistance level would setup for a move to the low $40’s. FNF currently has an average analyst price target of $40.53.
SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF (KRE)- The May 15 $38/$43 bull risk reversal was put on 5,000 times for an $0.11 debit. The ETF is closing in on a retest of the $41.50-$42.00 resistance level ahead of Q1 earnings season. At a 1.30% weighting, Cathay Bancorp is the largest holding in the ETF (M&T Bank is … Read More »


2014-09-12 Smart Money Report (AAPL) (AMAT)

Posted on September 12th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-09-12 Smart Money Report (AAPL) (AMAT)

Smart Money Report

AAPL- The Sep 26 weekly $102/$105 1×2 ratio call spread was put on 10,406 times for a $0.45 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. Yesterday’s bullish option trade in Apple.
ACT- A rollout from 2,000 Sep 20 $240 calls (credit) into 2,000 Oct 18 $240 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Oct 18 $240 calls. There were rumors earlier today of M&A speculation between Pfizer (PFE) and Actavis.
AMAT- A rollout from 20,000 Jan 2015 $22 calls (credit) into 20,000 Apr 2015 $23 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Apr 2015 $23 calls. On 8/21, S&P Equity Research maintained a strong buy rating on Applied Materials.
KRE- The Dec $37/$40 bull risk reversal was put on 7,000 times for a $0.74 debit. Volume was above the open interest in … Read More »


2014-02-13 Smart Money Report (AIG) (CLF)

Posted on February 13th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-13 Smart Money Report (AIG) (CLF)

Unusual Options Activity

AIG- American International Group will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.96 in EPS and revenue of $8.6 billion. The options market is implying a $1.79 move, or 3.64%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (AIG) options is currently 1.71, led by a buyer of 2k Feb. 28 weekly $50 calls for $0.73-$0.75 each.
CLF- Another major earnings release due out tonight will come from Cliffs Natural Resources. Analysts are looking for $0.82 in EPS and revenue of $1.5 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $1.55 move, or 7.10%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The put to call ratio in (CLF) options is 1.33, led by a buyer of Feb. 14 weekly $21.50 puts for $0.59 each.
CBL- 6,300 Mar. $17.50 calls were bought for $0.52-$0.53 each, against … Read More »



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