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2015-04-30 Unusual Options Activity (AEO) (GNC)

Posted on April 30th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2015-04-30 Unusual Options Activity (AEO) (GNC)

Unusual Options Activity

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO)- 2,000 May 15 $16 calls were purchased for $0.40-$0.43. Notice that this comes on the last day of the month (could be a play on Apr comps). Short interest is 14%, or 25M+ shares as of late.
GNC Holdings (GNC)- Nearly 2,000 June $42.50 calls were bought for $2.15-$2.25. Call activity was 4x the average daily volume. They missed Q1 earnings and sales estimates plus issued weak FY15 EPS guidance. However, the stock is finding buyer at $41 today.
LifeLock (LOCK)- 5,000+ June $14 puts were sold for $0.30. The large seller of May $13 puts remains in open interest (likely to expire worthless just as they wanted). They added 421k new members in Q1 as revenues rose 25% year over year.
Masco (MAS)- Sizable buying in the May $26 calls (1,800+ traded) and $27 calls (2,500+ traded). … Read More »


2014-06-18 Unusual Options Activity (MAS) (TM)

Posted on June 18th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-06-18 Unusual Options Activity (MAS) (TM)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight large call buying in Masco (MAS) and Toyota Motor (TM).

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4/24-4/25 Earnings Previews (BIDU) (HBI)

Posted on April 25th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 4/24-4/25 Earnings Previews (BIDU) (HBI)

 Earnings Previews

BIDU Earnings Preview- 2,273 Apr. 25 weekly $172.50 calls were bought for $0.85 each today. The call to put ratio was 2:1. The stock has moved higher after earnings on the last three reports. Shares of (BIDU) retested the 200-day SMA this morning and have since moved off of the lows by $5. EPS is expected to grow 7.7% in 2014 and 40.8% in 2015 with revenue growth of 47.6% and 35.6%, respectively. They were upgraded to Buy at Stifel on 2/27 with a price target of $238. Morgan Stanley downgraded them on the same day to equal-weight with a $179.60 price target. Goldman Sachs has a buy rating on (BIDU) too. The options market is pricing in a $9.65 move through Friday’s close. Bullish options trade idea: Buy the Apr. 25 weekly $160/$170 call spread for a $3.60 … Read More »



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