Insider Activity Report: Cleveland Cliffs (CLF)

Arlene Yocum, a director at Cleveland Cliffs (CLF), recently bought 2,000 shares. The buy increased her position by 2 percent, and came to a total cost of $40,050. This buy comes a month after another director bought 25,000 shares, paying just over $506,000. Otherwise, company insiders have been inactive since last May, when a cluster of insiders were buyers. A few company directors were sellers last year. Overall, Cleveland Cliffs insiders own 1.8 percent of shares. The steel producer is flat over ...
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Unusual Options Activity: New York Community Bank (NYCB)

Shares of New York Community Bank (NYCB) have been under pressure in recent months. One trader is betting that shares will see some further downside this year. That’s based on the January 2025 $2.50 puts. With 312 days until expiration, 39,135 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 356, for a 110-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the puts paid $0.40 to make the bearish bet. NYCB recently traded for about $3.60, so shares would need ...
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Invest With Companies Ditching Unprofitable Ideas

A business exists to serve the needs and wants of its customers. A successful business will often look for ways to expand into more goods and services that customers demand. But mistakes can be made. And ideas that sound great may not lead to additional profits. A great company will periodically evaluate its actions and get rid of unprofitable business lines to better focus on its profit centers. For instance, energy giant Chevron (CVX), recently closed two clean fuel plants. These plants ...
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Insider Activity Report: Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP)

Robert Gamgort, CEO of Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), recently added 171,821 shares. The buy increased his holding by 4 percent, and came to a total purchase price of $5 million. He was joined by the company’s CFO, who bought 85,910 shares, at a cost of about $2.5 million, and increased his stake by 65 percent. Insiders were also active buyers throughout last year, with nearly two dozen buys and just a small handful of sales. Overall, Keurig Dr Pepper insiders own ...
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Unusual Options Activity: IAMGOLD (IAG)

Gold prices have broken to new all-time highs of $2,150 per ounce this week. One trader is betting the trend will continue, which will benefit gold stocks such as IAMGOLD (IAG). That’s based on the September $5 calls. With 195 days until expiration, 5,509 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 120, for a 46-fold rise volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.15 to make the bullish bet. IAG shares recently traded for about $3. So ...
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This Winning Trend Still Has Room to Continue Higher

A specific stock or sector will often move in or out of favor with the market. When a stock or sector is unloved, valuations can become attractive, even with the fear hanging over. And a stock moving from being unloved to loved can create a great momentum play for investors. Today, many retail stocks are trending higher, overcoming fears of a slowing economy that have weighed on the space for the past few years. One big retail player trending higher is Target ...
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Insider Activity Report: Transocean (RIG)

Frederik Mohn, a director and major holder at Transocean (RIG) recently bought another 1,000,000 shares. The buy increased his position by 1 percent, and came to a total cost of $4.89 million. Mohn was a buyer last September, picking up 1.97 million shares. And a 2 million share buy in May 2022. Other insiders were buyers back in early 2022. Otherwise, two company insiders have been small sellers of shares over the past year. Overall, Transocean insiders own 11.8 percent of ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Microsoft (MSFT)

Tech giant Microsoft (MSFT) has been a big winner from the tech stock rally, with shares up 63 percent over the past year. One trader sees shares continuing higher through the end of 2026. That’s based on the December 2026 $370 calls. With 1,016 days until expiration, 7,006 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 115, for a 70-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $104 to make the bullish bet. Microsoft shares recently ...
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