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2014-08-13 Smart Money Report (CLNY) (GNRC)

Posted on August 13th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-13 Smart Money Report (CLNY) (GNRC)

Smart Money Report

CLNY- 2,000 Dec $22.50 calls were purchased for $0.50-$0.60 each, against open interest of 87 contracts. Typically trades 52 calls per day. The total call open interest is 2,354 contracts. Colony Financial trades at a P/E ratio of 11.63x (2015 estimates) with 20% EPS growth (6.2% this year), 37.3% revenue growth (61.6% this year), P/S ratio of 11.91x, P/B ratio of 0.96x, 6.66% dividend yield, and has an average analyst price target of $22.53. On 8/5, they reported Q2 EPS of $0.43 vs the $0.39 estimate.
GFI- 5,000 Oct $4 puts were sold for $0.22 each, against open interest of 1,575 contracts. Earnings are due out on 8/21. Options activity in the gold miners has been bullish in recent weeks.
GNRC- 9,337 Nov $52.50 calls were purchased for $1.35 each, against open interest of 121 contracts. This was tied to … Read More »


2014-08-13 Unusual Options Activity (MPC) (MSFT)

Posted on August 13th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-13 Unusual Options Activity (MPC) (MSFT)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight call buying in Marathon Petroleum (MPC) and Microsoft (MSFT).

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2014-07-10 Smart Money Report (MPC) (POT)

Posted on July 10th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-07-10 Smart Money Report (MPC) (POT)

Smart Money Report

CHTR- A rollout from 1,916 Sep. $145 calls (credit) into 2,875 Sep. $175 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Sep. $175 calls. Earnings are due out on 7/31.
DVN- 4,700 Jan. 2015 $70 puts were sold for $1.95 each, against open interest of 3,825 contracts. Put activity is 3x the average daily volume. Earnings are due out on 8/6.
MCP- More than 11,000 Sep. $2.50 calls have traded today with the majority be purchased for $0.09 each, against open interest of 12,860 contracts. Earnings are due out on 8/7. Molycorp shares are down roughly 70% year to date.
MPC- 3,000 Aug. 16 $82.50 calls were purchased for $1.25 each, against open interest of 880 contracts. Earnings are due out on 7/31. The call to put ratio is 14:1. Call activity is 2x the average daily volume.
POT- 10,000 … Read More »


2014-06-25 Smart Money Report (MPC) (NAT)

Posted on June 25th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-06-25 Smart Money Report (MPC) (NAT)

Smart Money Report

FB- A rollout from 20,000 July 19 $65 calls (credit) into 60,000 July 19 $70 calls (debit). Volume was below the open interest in both options. I still look for Facebook to complete the measured move to $72 soon.
MPC- 4,500 Oct. $90 calls were purchased for $1.80 each, against open interest of 879 contracts. The call to put ratio is 2:1. Call activity is over 4x the average daily volume. Net call premium is +$599K vs. net put premium of +$311K. Implied volatility rose 20.3% to 29.91. The stock broke through the 200-day SMA, but has support at the $80 level. Marathon Petroleum trades at a P/E ratio of 7.83x (2015 estimates) with 20% EPS growth, -1.1% revenue growth (-6.6% this year), P/S ratio of 0.27x, 2.09% dividend yield, and has an average analyst price target of $105. … Read More »


2013-11-26 Smart Money Report (HPQ) (TIVO)

Posted on November 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-26 Smart Money Report (HPQ) (TIVO)

Smart Money Report

HPQ- Hewlett-Packard will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $1.00 in EPS and revenue of $27.9 billion. The options market is implying a $1.90 move, or 7.53%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (HPQ) options is currently 1.44.
TIVO- Another name to release earnings results after the bell is TiVo. Analysts are looking for $0.06 in EPS and revenue of $81.4 million. Options traders are pricing in a $0.79 move, or 5.88%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (TIVO) options is 4.82, led by a seller of 900 Dec. $14 calls for $0.36 each.
ACHN- 2k Jan. 2014 $4 calls were purchased for $0.20 each, against open interest of 3,489 contracts.
MPC- 9,103 Apr. 2014 $85 calls were sold for $5.10 each, against open interest of 472 … Read More »


2013-11-26 Unusual Options Activity (MPC) (VIX)

Posted on November 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-26 Unusual Options Activity (MPC) (VIX)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight call selling in Marathon Petroleum (MPC) and upside call buying in Volatility Index (VIX).

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