Unusual Options Activity: 10 Stocks To Watch (December 19)
It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias.
Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that had unusual options activity and what, if any, significance these trades may have.
Unusual Options Activity: 10 Stocks With Notable Trades
TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI): 5,000 June 2017 $17.50 calls were bought for $0.65. There was follow through on Tuesday and Wednesday with open interest now at 8,151 contracts. On average, 65 calls traded per day prior to this action.
Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM): There was a rollout from 5,000 Dec 16 $68.50 puts (credit $0.34-$0.40 credit) into 5,000 Jan 20 2017 $67.50 puts ($1.49-$1.55 debit) in Salesforce stock options. On … Read More »
Unusual Options Activity
1.TTM Technologies (TTMI)- 5,000 June 2017 $17.50 calls were bought for $0.65 vs total call open interest of just 1,663 contracts (implied volatility +11.3% to 46.99). On average, 65 calls trade per day in the $1.4B semiconductor company.
2.Ocean RIG UDW (ORIG)- 5,000 Dec $2 puts were bought for $0.15 with put activity 30 times the average daily volume. Earnings are due out on December 14th (shares dropped on the last 2 reports).
3. ILG, Inc. (ILG)- There was a rollout from 10,000 Mar 2017 $17 puts ($0.33-$0.36 debit) into 10,000 Jan 2019 $17 puts ($1.58-$1.61 credit). This trader is making a long-term bet that the leisure and travel company will remain above $17 by January 2019 options expiration.
4. Hain Celestial (HAIN)- There was a rollout from 3,000 Dec $40 calls ($0.45-$0.46 credit) into 3,000 Jan 2017 $42.50 calls ($0.80 … Read More »