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2016-12-12 Unusual Options Activity (TTMI) (LOW)

Posted on December 12th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2016-12-12 Unusual Options Activity (TTMI) (LOW)

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 »


2014-08-27 Smart Money Report (HLF) (TRW)

Posted on August 27th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-27 Smart Money Report (HLF) (TRW)

Smart Money Report

BAC- The Nov $16/$17 bull risk reversal was put on 10,000 times for a $0.20 credit. Volume was below the open interest in both options. There were nearly 20,000 Oct 18 $17 calls bought yesterday.
GPS- 4,906 Mar 2015 $48 calls were sold for $2.15 each, against open interest of 8 contracts. Given the rise from $39 to $46 in Gap shares over the last month, selling these calls against a long stock position allows you stay in the trade with upside to effectively $50.15.
HLF- More than 4,400 Sep 20 $55 calls have traded with the majority being purchased for $1.07-$1.10 each, against open interest of 2,006 contracts. The call to put ratio in Herbalife is 3:1. Call activity is over 2x the average daily volume.
TRW- 2,500 Jan 2015 $100 calls were bought for $4.10-$4.25 each, against open interest … Read More »


2014-07-15 Smart Money Report (BAC) (INTC)

Posted on July 15th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-07-15 Smart Money Report (BAC) (INTC)

Smart Money Report

BAC- Bank of America is set to release Q2 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.29 in EPS and revenue of $21.6 billion. The options market is implying a $0.48 move, or 3.06%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio is currently 2.06, led by a buyer of 6,732 Aug. 16 $15 calls for $0.94 each. Shares of Bank of America have moved higher after earnings on three out of the last four reports. On 7/7, Oppenheimer maintained an outperform rating, but raised their price target to $20 from $19.
INTC- Intel is set to release Q2 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.52 in EPS and revenue of $13.7 billion. The options market is implying a $1.03 move, or 3.28%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The … Read More »


2014-07-15 Unusual Options Activity (VLO) (XRT)

Posted on July 15th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-07-15 Unusual Options Activity (VLO) (XRT)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight call buying in Valero Energy (VLO) and put selling in the Retail ETF (XRT).

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