Reopening Delays Bode Well for this On-Sale Sector

A rise in Covid shutdowns internationally, combined with concerns over vaccine safety, may point to a prolonging of a full economic reopening. In any event, the past few weeks have caused a pullback in a number of recently high-flying names. One of those areas is energy. While the sector is still up strongly for the year, the sector as a whole peaked in mid-March and has come back down. It’s starting to look like a solid entry point for long-term investors. For ...
Read More
|

Insider Trading Report: Super League Gaming Corp (SLGG)

Michael Keller, a director at Super League Gaming Corp (SLGG), recently bought 17,000 shares. The buy increased his stake by over 11 percent, and came to a total cost of just over $103,000. This marks the first insider buy since December 2019. Over the past three years, insiders have all been sellers. That includes director and C-suite executive buys. Overall, insiders own about 12.5 percent of company shares. Super League Gaming is in the video gaming and esports entertainment industry, offering ...
Read More
|

Unusual Options Activity: Nuance Communications (NUAN)

AI speech company Nuance Communications (NUAN) moved higher on Monday as Microsoft (MSFT) announced it was buying the company. One trader sees the possibility for a bidding war that may lead to a higher price for shares. That’s based on the January 2022 $65 call. Over 5,145 contracts traded after the merger news, a 30-fold rise in the prior open interest of 171 contracts. The buyer of the option paid $0.33 on average to make the trade. The merger news with Nuance ...
Read More
|

Insider Trading Report: Discovery Inc (DISCA)

Gunnar Wiedenfels, CFO of Discovery Inc (DISCA) bought 40,000 shares of the company last month. The buy increased his holdings by 400 percent, and occurred right before a hedge fund implosion triggered a selloff in shares. Over the past year, company insiders have been net sellers of shares, as the company went from a price in the low $20 range into the $80 range before its selloff. Prior to the surge in the past year, insiders and sellers have generally been ...
Read More
|

Over-the-Top Performance Shows the Value of this Tech Giant Play

Nvidia (NVDA) has done it again. The graphics processing giant just took the thunder from a number of competitors by releasing the specs on its first line of data-center chips. That will open up an entirely new market for the company, and one with massive potential in a world driven by a need to quickly process big data. The company also noted that it would likely exceed its revenue forecast, as the firm has been a beneficiary from the recent semiconductor ...
Read More
|

Unusual Options Activity: Barclays PLC (BCS)

British bank Barclays PLC (BCS) has been trending higher in the past six months, but the rate of the rally has started to slow in recent weeks. Traders seem to be sensing a weakness ahead for the bank. That’s based on the September $10 put. With 156 days until expiration, over 8,080 contracts traded against a prior open interest of 126, for a 64-fold rise in volume. The buyer of the puts paid about $0.80 for the trade. With shares just over ...
Read More
|

Insider Trading Report: Crinetics Pharmaceuticals (CRNX)

Perceptive Life Sciences Master Fund, a major owner in Crinetics Pharmaceuticals (CRNX), recently added to its stake with a 304,136 share buy. The purchase increased the fund’s holdings by over 8 percent, and came to a total cost of $5 million. This buy marks the first insider activity of the year. 2020 saw a number of both buys and sells, including an earlier buy from this major holder. Crinetics is a clinical stage company focusing on therapeutics for endocrine diseases and ...
Read More
|

Unusual Options Activity: Two Harbors Investment Corp (TWO)

Mortgage REIT Two Harbors Investment Corp (TWO) has seen shares slow from a strong rally in recent months to a more sideways trend. One trader is betting that shares are due for a drop. That’s based on the May 21st $7 puts. With just over a month left on the trade, and with shares around $7.40, the put option will move higher on a drop in shares. Over 10,160 contracts traded, a 28-fold rise in volume from the prior open interest ...
Read More
|