Smart Money Report
PANW- Palo Alto Networks will report Q2 earnings before the bell on Monday, February 24th. Analysts are looking for $0.09 in EPS and revenue of $136 million. Option traders are pricing in a $8.05 move, or 10.97%, in either direction through next Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (PANW) options is currently 4.40, led by a rollout from 2k Feb. $75 calls (credit) into 2k Feb. 28 weekly $85 calls (debit). The stock has risen after earnings on the two previous reports.
CTL- Over 5,000 Apr. $33 calls were purchased for $0.25 each, against open interest of 2,878 contracts.
NIHD- 10,250 Mar. $3 calls were bought for $0.50 each, against open interest of 5,079 contracts. Earnings are due out on 2/28.
STSI- Large buying in the Mar. and May $1 calls this morning. Volume was above the open interest. … Read More »
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JCP- 12,500 Jan. 2015 $4 puts were sold for $0.74 each, against open interest of 3,707 contracts.
NIHD- 5,500 Jan. 2015 $3 puts were purchased for $1.20 each, against open interest of 98 contracts.
QQQ- The Dec. 13 weekly $83/$85 bull risk reversal was put on 10,000 times for a $0.29 credit. Volume was above the open interest in both options.
AAPL- Apple shares are finding resistance near the $529 level again, down 0.55% today. The call to put ratio into November options expiration is 1.35.
TWTR- Today is the first day of trading in Twitter options. The put to call ratio in (TWTR) options is currently 1.76, led by a seller of 20k Dec. $30 puts for $0.05.
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Unusual Options Activity
In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight large put selling in J.C. Penney (JCP) and put buying in NII Holdings (NIHD).
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