The Surprising Winner as Competition Heats Up in Video Calling Amid the Omicron Variant

One of the top performing spaces to be in during the pandemic was in video conferencing services, with Zoom Communications (ZM) being a clear winner. However, other companies offer services, including free services, that could provide a better offering for users amid the latest variant. One company getting into the space has a history of dominating in the top positions of every tech category it gets into. That company is Microsoft (MSFT), and its Team program has already been a strong player ...
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Insider Trading Report: Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX)

Arik Ruchim, a major owner at Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX), recently bought 250,000 more shares. The buy increased his holdings by nearly 3 percent, and came to a total cost of just over $9.3 million. He was joined by another major owner who picked up 100,000 shares on the same day, paying out $3.65 million to do so. The company President and CEO bought 80,000 shares earlier in November as well, paying $3.35 million. Overall, insiders have been far more active ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Cardinal Health (CAH)

Shares of medical distribution company Cardinal Health (CAH) are down over the past year, and down 25 percent from their peak. One trader sees the possibility for a rebound in shares in the next few months. That’s based on the March $52.50 calls. With 104 days until expiration, over 10,570 contracts traded, a 21-fold jump in volume from the prior open interest of 502. The buyer of the calls paid $1.00 to make the trade. Shares last traded around $46, so shares ...
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Strong Earnings but Mixed Guidance Create a Buying Opportunity in Tech Once Again

It’s no surprise why investors love tech stocks. Their ability to outperform the rest of the stock market can help boost portfolio returns and create life-changing wealth. But there’s a downside. Traders who buy at the wrong time and get caught up in short-term volatility sometimes have to deal with losses until the next move higher. That can be painful, at least in the short-term. The latest victims in the tech stock space have been investors in Salesforce.com (CRM). The company just ...
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Insider Trading Report: PennyMac Financial Services (PFSI)

Farhad Nanji, a director at PennyMac Financial Services (PFSI), recently added 160,854 shares to his holdings. The buy increased his stake by just over 4 percent, and came to a total purchase price of $10.45 million. This follows up from a buy from the director a week before, in the amount of 282,872 shares, an $18.2 million buy. Going further back, there is a mix of insider buys and sales, with more buys from directors and sales largely from insiders. Overall, insiders ...
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Unusual Options Activity: BridgeBio Pharma (BBIO)

Shares of biotech firm BridgeBio Pharma (BBIO) have been trending down in the past year, with a big decline recently. However, one trader sees a rebound in shares in the weeks ahead. That’s based on the January $75 call options. With 50 days until expiration, over 11,795 contracts traded against a prior open interest of 119, for a 100-fold surge in volume. The buyer of the calls paid $2.22 to make the trade. Shares recently traded around $40, so the $75 calls ...
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The Latest Corporate Shakeup May Be a Boon for This Social Media Play

Most company executives want to leave at what they view as the top. Many aren’t fortunate in that regard. But those who succeed can also leave a company before building problems can come to the forefront, and potentially damage shareholder value. In the short-term, the market may give the thumbs-up to a leaving CEO by giving shares a boost on optimism the next CEO will fare better. That could be the case with Twitter (TWTR). CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey announced ...
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Insider Trading Report: EOG Resources (EOG)

Michael Kerr, a director at EOG Resources (EOG), recently bought 50,000 shares. The buy increased his stake by nearly 47 percent, and came to a total purchase price of $4.3 million exactly. This marks the first insider buy at the company in the past three years. Company insiders have typically been sellers of shares. The sales have been clustered by company executives, and appears to be based on the exercise of stock options. Company insiders own just 0.4 percent of shares. Those ...
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