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2014-08-18 Smart Money Report (CPB) (RIO)

Posted on August 18th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-18 Smart Money Report (CPB) (RIO)

Smart Money Report

BTU- 6,000 Dec $18 calls were purchased for $0.46 each, against open interest of 5,513 contracts. The long-term downtrend remains intact in Peabody Energy shares. On 7/23, Nomura lowered their price target to $13 from $16.
CPB- 5,500 Sep $48 calls were bought for $0.30 each, against no previous open interest. The call to put ratio is 30:1. Call activity is 9x the average daily volume. Implied volatility rose 25% to 23.34. Earnings are due out on 9/8. There have been rumors of Buffett being interested in acquiring Campbell Soup.
DLTR- The Oct 1×2 $55/$57.50 ratio call spread was put on 1,000 times for a $0.05 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. They bought 1,000 Oct $55 calls and sold 2,000 Oct $57.50 calls. This was likely done against a long stock position to add leverage … Read More »


2014-06-06 Smart Money Report (MTW) (NS)

Posted on June 6th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-06-06 Smart Money Report (MTW) (NS)

Smart Money Report

CBS- 4,000 June 13 weekly $61 calls were purchased for $1.00-$1.05 each, against open interest of 299 contracts. CBS has been the target of large call buying in July, Sep, and Jan. 2015 expirations. My commentary on CBS for TraderPlanet recently http://www.traderplanet.com/commentaries/view/166505-cbs-10-upside-into-the-summer/
MTW- Large buying in the Jan. 2015 $30 calls and selling in the Jan. 2015 $27 puts. Volume was above the open interest in the Jan. 2015 $27 puts. There was a buyer of 5,000 Sep. $27/$30 call spreads yesterday.
NS- A rollout from 1,569 June $55 calls (credit) into 2,500 Dec. $65 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Dec $65 calls.  The stock trades at a P/E ratio of 24.41x (2015 estimates), PEG ratio of 0.88x (2015 estimates), 4.7% revenue growth, 7.08% dividend yield, and has an average analyst price target of $59. … Read More »


2014-06-06 Unusual Options Activity (CBS) (RIO)

Posted on June 6th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-06-06 Unusual Options Activity (CBS) (RIO)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight call buying in CBS (CBS) and put buying in Rio Tinto (RIO).

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2014-01-29 Smart Money Report (FB) (QCOM)

Posted on January 29th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-01-29 Smart Money Report (FB) (QCOM)

Smart Money Report

FB- Facebook will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.27 in EPS and revenue of $2.3 billion. The options market is implying a $6.00 move, or 11.10%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (FB) options is currently 1.79.
QCOM- QUALCOMM will also be releasing Q1 earnings tonight. Analysts are looking for $1.18 in EPS and revenue of $6.7 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $2.91 move, or 4.07%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (QCOM) is 1.74, led by a buyer of 5,700 Apr. 2014 $72.50 /$75 call spreads for a $0.98 debit.
RIO- 2,737 Mar. $57.50 calls were bought for $0.70 each, against open interest of 50 contracts. Earnings are due out on 2/13.
SMH- 5k Feb. $41 puts were purchased for $0.70 each, against … Read More »



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