10 Stocks With Unusual Options Activity (JWN, BBRY, JBLU, & more)
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
Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) – 1,300+ Feb 17 2017 $57.50 calls traded with the majority being bought for $0.55. Last January, Pinnacle acquired the health food company, Boulder Brands, for $975M. The deal has not just contributed to top line results, but is likely to add $0.08-$0.10 per share to FY 2016 earnings.
PF shares have steadily been trending upward since going public in 2013. … Read More »
December Options Trades
Below is a list of some unusual options activity by day for December (starting on December 12th). The data is the beginning of my nightly research for my own personal trading and acts as a rough draft for my weekly unusual options activity posts for SeeItMarket.com. For the most part I typically won’t make note of many ETF/index trades, stock replacements, and shorter-dated activity that I feel has already played out or now offers unfavorable odds. You can follow me on Twitter and Stocktwits for more investing research.
1. TTMI- Buyer of 5,000 June 2017 $17.50 calls for $0.65, average daily call volume of 65 contracts, call OI of 1,663 contracts, IV +11.3% to 46.99, call to put ratio of 21:1
2. ORIG- Buyer of 5,000 Dec $2 puts for $0.15, put activity was 30x the average daily volume. Earnings are due out on December 14th … Read More »
4 Stocks Holding Up During The Market Correction
(This first appeared on SeeItMarket.com where I am a contributor)
The market correction has taken several stocks down with it. And, to be fair, it may still take down the last one’s standing.
That said, I’ve been looking at several stocks, both technicals and fundamentals, and I came up with a short list of stocks that have been showing strength during the current stock market correction.
Here are four stocks that are on my watch list and look intriguing (thus far) amidst a sea of selling.
JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU)
Secondary indicators like the MACD and the ADX (w/+DI and -DI) are showing near-term bearish signals for JetBlue (JBLU). For the bulls, I believe that it likely means you’ll be able to buy on additional weakness to the $24.00 breakout level from earlier this month; and … Read More »