Insider Trading Reports: Bunge (BG)

Chief Legal Officer makes $800,000 buy. Joseph Podwika, Chief Legal Officer at Bunge (BG), recently picked up 15,000 shares. The buy came to just over $800,000, and represents a new position for the insider. This marks the first insider trade of the year. In 2019, insiders were active, with one sale of nearly 1,800 shares, but insider buys of over 300,000 shares. Looking back further, insiders were sellers in 2017, at far higher share prices and in smaller amounts. Bunge, ...
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Unusual Options Activity: 3M (MMM)

Trader bets on continued rally in next month. March 13th 2020 call options with a strike price of $167.50 on 3M (MMM) recently saw a 40-fold rise in volume. From 220 open contracts, over 8,800 traded hands. The bet, expiring in 21 days, is that shares will rally from here. The strike price of the option is about 5.1 percent higher than the current share price. The buyer of the option also paid about $0.98 per contract, so shares would need to clear ...
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Two All-Weather Stocks for 2020’s Storms

Nimbly navigate the market’s most likely challenges with these companies. Investors have already seen a geopolitical scare this year, and a major global viral outbreak that’s taken thousands of lives. And that was pretty much just January! With many investors expecting the next proverbial shoe to drop, it’s important to focus on the fundamentals of investing. Stocks tend to shake off short-term fears and head higher over time. Taking advantage of fear-based drops can be a powerful way to profit. Investors who give into ...
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Two Heavily Shorted Stocks to Consider Trading Now

Heavily shorted stocks are susceptible to large rallies, even if their fundamentals don’t justify them. Shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA) have nearly quadrupled in the past six months. While it may be a bit late to get in at a reasonable price there, the fact remains that the company was controversial. Some saw the move as overdue, and others think the move is crazy. One way to tell that there was this controversy was with the company’s short interest. Stocks with high short ...
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Insider Trading Reports: Coty, Inc (COTY)

President makes $178,000 buy. Giovanni Pieraccioni, a president at Coty Inc (COTY), recently bought 15,203 shares. The buy came to a total of just over $178,000, and increased his stake by 16.3 percent. This marks the first insider trade at the company in 2020. In 2019, insiders were mostly buyers of shares, with only one insider sale. In the past three years, insiders have been large and consistent buyers. There has been only one insider ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA)

Trader bets on 22 percent drop in shares by April. Put options expiring in April with a $10 strike price on Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) saw a nearly-10-fold rise in volume. The option went from under 700 contracts to over 6,800. The bet, expiring in 57 days, is just over 20 percent out-of-the-money, as shares trade just over $12. The buyer of the put option also paid about $0.35 per contract, so shares would need to drop to about $9.65 to profit at expiration. Shares ...
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Two Stocks Offering Investors a Potential Grand Slam

These fast-growing companies could deliver massive returns in the coming months. Markets tend to go up far more than they go down. In fact, throughout history, nearly 5 percent of all trading days are at all-time highs for markets. Many expect a correction though, and prophecies can be self-fulfilling. Stocks take a long time to climb, and when they fall, they do so quickly. But smaller companies, or those with a catalyst to move higher, can do well in any market environment. That’s why ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Paypal (PYPL)

Trader bets on rally through month-end. February 28th $123 call options on Paypal (PYPL) recently saw a 44-fold rise in volume. Over 7,010 contracts traded against a prior open interest of 161. The bet, expiring in 10 days, is right at-the-money, given a recent share price of $122.99. It should move dollar-for-dollar upward with shares, less the time premium. The buyer of these options paid about $2.00 each, so shares will need to hit $125 by the end of the month to ...
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