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2014-08-26 Smart Money Report (ASML) (SCTY)

Posted on August 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-26 Smart Money Report (ASML) (SCTY)

Smart Money Report

ASML- Nearly 7,000 Oct $105 calls have traded with the majority being purchased for $0.75-$0.85 each, against open interest of 128 contracts. The call to put ratio is 29:1. Call activity is 15x the average daily volume. Implied volatility rose 6.2% to 22.98. The stock is retesting the $96 level from July. ASML Holdings trades at a P/E ratio of 20.22x (2015 estimates) with 42.7% EPS growth (3.9% this year), 17.2% revenue growth (9% this year), P/S ratio of 5.04x, P/B ratio of 4.02x, 0.88% dividend yield, and has an average analyst price target of $90.01. On 7/31, Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to overweight from sector perform.
CPA- Another 1,400 Feb 2015 $130 calls were bought for $7.30 each, against open interest of 1,506 contracts. This was tied to a sale of 58,800 shares. There was also stock … Read More »


2014-08-26 Unusual Options Activity (DOW) (MRK)

Posted on August 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-08-26 Unusual Options Activity (DOW) (MRK)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a bull risk reversal in Dow Chemical (DOW) and call buying in Merck (MRK).

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2014-02-04 Smart Money Report (MRK) (TWX)

Posted on February 4th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2014-02-04 Smart Money Report (MRK) (TWX)

Smart Money Report

MRK- Merck will report Q4 earnings before the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.88 in EPS and revenue of $11.4 billion. The options market is implying a $1.33 move, or 2.51%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (MRK) is currently 2.74, led by activity in the Feb. 7 weekly $53.50 calls and the Feb. 2014 $55 calls.
TWX- Another major earnings report due out in the morning will come from Time Warner. Analysts are looking for $1.15 in EPS and revenue of $8.4 billion. Option traders are pricing in a $3.00 move, or 4.80%, in either direction through February options expiration. On January 27th, 15,964 Mar. 2014 $67.50 calls were purchased for $0.52 each.
COCO- 5k May $1 puts were bought for $0.10 each, against open interest of 687 contracts. Earnings are due out tomorrow.
SBAC- … Read More »


2013-10-25 Smart Money Report (MRK) (XLI)

Posted on October 25th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-10-25 Smart Money Report (MRK) (XLI)

Smart Money Report

MRK- Merck is set to announce Q3 earnings before the bell on Monday. Analysts are looking for $0.88 in EPS and revenue of $11.1 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $1.38 move, or 3%, in either direction through next Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (MRK) options is currently 2.33, but the largest option trade of the day was a seller of 5,500 Jan. 2014 $45 calls for $1.80 each.
CCL- The Jan. 2016 $50/$55 call spread was put on 2,849 times for a $0.35 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. He/she is looking for a nearly 60% rise by January 2016 options expiration in shares of Carnival.
LRCX- 2,275 Jan. 2015 $52.50 calls were purchased for $8.20 each, against open interest of 106 contracts.
XLI- 5,500 Mar. 2014 $54 calls were purchased for … Read More »


Jockey For Position: Pre-Earnings Run-Up In Merck (MRK)

Posted on October 17th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on Jockey For Position: Pre-Earnings Run-Up In Merck (MRK)

 Jockey For Position: Pre-Earnings Run-Up In Merck

My commentary on Merck for TraderPlanet http://www.traderplanet.com/commentaries/view/165147-jockey-for-position-pre-earnings-run-up-in-merck/



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