Insider Activity: Plumas Bancorp (PLBC)

Director picks up $25,000 in shares. Director Richard Kenny picked up over 1,150 shares of Plumas Bancorp (PLBC) recently, raising his stake by over 20 percent. The buy cost just over $25,000. Insiders at the regional bank have been both buyers and sellers in the past few years, with the last sales coming at prices 13 percent higher than the recent insider buys. Buyers and sellers have just included corporate executives, not major funds or outside capital. All told, insiders own nearly ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Kraft Heinz (KHC)

Bet on shares moving higher after earnings. Over 6,800 contracts traded on the November 8th $29 call options on Kraft Heinz (KHC). Compared to the open interest of 141 contracts, that’s a 48-fold surge in volume. With shares of the company around $28.30, shares need to move just 2.5 percent higher in the coming 16 days before expiration to move in-the-money. For the call buyer, paying $0.90, to profit, shares need to move closer to $30 by then. With the company next ...
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Insider Activity: Independence Contract Drilling (ICD)

Cluster of insiders pick up shares. A number of insiders at Independence Contract Drilling (ICD) have started buying shares in recent days. The buys include a 6,400 share buy from the CFO, a 20,000 share buy from a director, a 5,000 share buy from the CEO, and a 2,500 buy from the company’s head of HR. These buys follow up on another cluster of insider buys going into the prior week as well, and so far insiders have bought over $50,000 in ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM)

Bet on decline in shares over next few months. Over 7,500 contracts traded on the January 2020 $26 put options on Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM). Against the prior open interest of 190, it’s a 40-fold surge in volume. With shares of the stock currently trading around $26.50, the option trades close to in-the-money, and could start moving penny-for-penny with shares should they decline in the coming days. For the trader to make money on the options, which cost around $1.40, shares would ...
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Insider Activity: Emmaus Life Sciences (EMMA)

Vice Chairman adds to holdings. Willis Lee, Vice Chairman and COO at Emmaus Life Sciences (EMMA), recently bought 7,890 shares, increasing his total stake by nearly 3 percent to 282,000 shares. The buy cost just under $21,000. This follows up on an 11,000 share buy he made last week, and the company’s Chairman and CEO has been active in the past months as well. Overall, insiders have been only buyers in the past three years, with a recent uptick in buying ...
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Two Stocks Trouncing This Earnings Season You Should Buy Now

The market is undervaluing these companies following their earnings beat. Nearly 25 percent of the companies in the S&P 500 will report earnings this week. But many companies have already reported—and so far, this earnings season has been great. For all the fears of an economic slowdown, for all the fears of a trade war—most companies are just doing what they do best, offering products and services that remain in demand. It’s no surprise that most companies can beat expectations when fear ...
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Insider Activity: Investcorp Credit Management BDC (ICMB)

Major holder makes six-figure addition to stake. Investcorp BDC Holdings, the management behind Investcorp Credit Management (ICMB), added 15,614 shares to their stake at a cost of just over $100,000. Over the past two years, insiders have been nothing but buyers, including executives such as the CEO and CFO, at prices as much as 32 percent higher than where shares trade. Investcorp is a business development company (BDC) that makes mezzanine, middle-market, and other loans and financial services throughout the United States ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Netflix (NFLX)

Traders up bearish bets after subscriber miss. Put option trading in streaming giant Netflix (NFLX) saw a surge after reporting earnings Wednesday after the bell. Although the company missed on its total subscriber count for another quarter, and although the company has burned through nearly $10 billion in cash in the past few quarters, shares still managed to gain nearly 3 percent in trading, sending some traders to make bearish bets. One interesting bet is the October 25th $297.50 put. With shares ...
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