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2015-05-20 Options Report (LUV) (OCR)

Posted on May 20th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Reports, Options Risk Management, Premium Articles, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-05-20 Options Report (LUV) (OCR)

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2015-05-20 Unusual Options Activity (ACHN) (BRCD)

Posted on May 20th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-05-20 Unusual Options Activity (ACHN) (BRCD)

Unusual Options Activity

Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN)- 17,500+ Jan 2016 $15 calls were sold for $0.60-$0.70, against open interest of 25,897 contracts. Analysts see the licensing partnership with JNJ/ACHN as a sign that Achillion isn’t a takeover target. UBS downgraded them to neutral this morning.
BGC Partners (BGCP)- Another 7,000 Aug $10 calls were sold for $0.20, against open interest of 20,125 contracts. They’re beginning to sell these quickly (open interest was 36,690 contracts on May 6th).
Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD)- 4,500 June $13 calls were bought for $0.19-$0.24. Earnings are due out tomorrow night (up on 4 of the last 7 reports).
Southwest Airlines (LUV)- Large buying in the July $37 puts (10,000+ traded) and July $38 puts (4,000+ traded). Put activity was 6x the average daily volume. Management said last night that they see revenue per available seat down 3% this year. The … Read More »


2015-02-04 Unusual Options Activity (ADSK) (FAST)

Posted on February 4th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-02-04 Unusual Options Activity (ADSK) (FAST)

Unusual Options Activity

ADSK- Call activity was 2x the average daily volume, which was led by buying in the Feb $55, Mar $57.50, Apr $57.50, and Jan 2016 $57.50 calls. Volume was above the open interest in all four options. The call to put ratio was 9:1 and implied volatility rose 7.8% to 30.17. This bullish activity follows a seller of more than 5,000 Feb $52.50 puts on February 2nd. Shares of Autodesk have been in the process of putting in a bottom this week. Read more about the company and Monday’s unusual options activity here.
BWLD- Roughly 1,500 Feb $170 puts were bought for $4.00 each, against open interest of 646 contracts. The put to call ratio is 1.5:1 and put activity is over 4x the average daily volume (IV +5.3% to 46.68). This trade comes just one day before Buffalo … Read More »


2014-10-01 Smart Money Report (LUV) (TKMR)

Posted on October 1st, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-10-01 Smart Money Report (LUV) (TKMR)

Smart Money Report

ACHC- 3,000 Dec $45 puts were sold for $1.55 each, against open interest of 84 contracts. The stock is now trading at the uptrend line from April after the pullback from $52 in the last week.
DG- The Jan 2015 $52.50/$65/$75 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 10,000 times for a $0.95 debit. Volume was above the open interest in the Jan 2015 $52.50 puts and the Jan 2015 $65 calls. Dollar General continues to go after Family Dollar Stores as a takeover candidate.
LUV- The Nov $33 straddle was put on 5,000 times for a $2.75 credit. Volume was above the open interest in both options.He/she thinks shares of Southwest Airlines stay around the $33 level through November options expiration. Earnings are due out on October 23rd.
SFM- 2,500 Nov $30 calls were purchased for $1.10 each, against … Read More »


2013-11-12 Smart Money Report (M) (SINA)

Posted on November 12th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-12 Smart Money Report (M) (SINA)

Smart Money Report

M- Macy’s is set to announce Q3 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.39 in EPS and revenue of $6.2 billion. The options market is implying a $1.96 move, or 4.21%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (M) options is currently 1.19.
SINA- SINA will report Q3 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.32 in EPS and revenue of $179 million. Options traders are pricing in a $6.05 move, or 8.02%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (SINA) options is 2.07, led by a buyer of 1,500 Nov. $80 calls for $1.46 and seller of 1,500 Nov. $70 puts for $0.80 each.
APC- 10k Jan. 2014 $105 calls were bought for $0.55 each, against open interest of 28,703 contracts.
LUV- 5,000 Nov. $16 … Read More »


2013-11-12 Unusual Options Activity (APC) (LUV)

Posted on November 12th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-12 Unusual Options Activity (APC) (LUV)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight upside call buying in Anadarko Petroleum (APC) and Southwest Airlines (LUV).

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2013-09-03 Smart Money Report (DG) (HRB)

Posted on September 3rd, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-03 Smart Money Report (DG) (HRB)

Smart Money Report

DG- Dollar General will report Q2 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.74 in EPS and revenue of $4.4 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $3.70 move, or 6.90%, in either direction through September options expiration. The call to put ratio in the Sep. options is in favor of the bulls at 3.20.
HRB- One of the few earnings reports that will be released tonight will come from H&R Block. Analysts are looking for -$0.37 in EPS and revenue of $98.4 million. The options market is implying a $1.80 move, or 6.41%, in either direction through Sep. options expiration. (HRB) shares are down 11.62% since hitting an all-time high on August 1st.
DRI- Roughly 6k Oct. $45 puts were bought for $1.15-$1.35 each, against open interest of 6,602 contracts. Check the open interest in the … Read More »


2013-09-03 Unusual Options Activity (DRI) (LUV)

Posted on September 3rd, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-03 Unusual Options Activity (DRI) (LUV)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a large put purchase in Darden Restaurants (DRI) and a large call buyer in Southwest Airlines (LUV).

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