Insider Trading Report: Nike (NKE)

Peter Henry, a director at Nike (NKE), recently bought 557 shares. The buy increased his holdings by 16 percent, and came to a total cost of about $70,000. This is the first buy at the company since last June, when another director picked up 10,000 shares for $1.03 million. Those mark the only insider buys over the past two years. Otherwise, a few company executives have been slight sellers of shares, mostly as stock options are exercised. Overall, company insiders own ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Sigma Lithium (SGML)

Shares of lithium mining company Sigma Lithium (SGML) are up 174 percent over the past year, thanks to a view by investors that rising electric vehicle production will require more of the metal. One trader sees the stock cooling off in the months ahead. That’s based on the July $22.50 puts. With 161 days until expiration, 3,100 contracts traded compared to a prior interest of 113, for a 27-fold rise in volume. The buyer of the puts paid $1.78. Shares recently ...
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Continue Betting on This Strong Commodity Trend

The past few years has seen investors shift interest first towards alternative and green energy plays, and then away from them. That’s due to a view that the technology could be scaled up quickly. But that may not be the reality. That’s led to a strong performance in the energy sector, and one that’s likely to continue. It’s being aided by companies announcing that they’re scaling back their alternative energy investments. The latest company to scale back its alternative energy plans is ...
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Insider Trading Report: NextEra Energy (NEE)

Terrell Crews, CFO at NextEra Energy (NEE), recently bought 2,672 shares. The buy increased his holdings by 8 percent, and came to a total cost of $200,000. He was joined by two directors, one picked up 4,000 shares for just under $300,000 and more than doubled his stake. Another bought 1,000 shares for just under $75,000. Overall, insiders have been more active as buyers than sellers over the past few years. Overall, company insiders own 0.2 percent of shares. The utility company ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Palo Alto Networks (PANW)

Shares of cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks (PANW) are down about 9 percent over the past year following a strong rally in the past few weeks. One trader sees further downside for shares ahead. That’s based on the January 2025 $135 puts. With 708 days until expiration, 10,502 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 322, for a 33-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the puts paid $15.10 to make the bearish bet. Palo Alto shares ...
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Use Big Tech to Make Reasonable Bets on Speculative Ideas

Investors have gone crazy for artificial intelligence (AI) stocks since the start of the year. That’s thanks to the popularity of chatbot ChatGPT. While the money flowing into AI stocks specifically will likely peter out in the coming weeks, AI as an investment concept isn’t going away. Rather than speculate on a small startup company, it may make more sense to invest in a large, big tech company that’s working on the space. One company that will likely end up being a ...
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Insider Trading Report: Express Inc (EXPR)

Yehuda Shmidman, a director at Express Inc (EXPR) recently started an initial stake with 5,424,783 shares. The cost came to just over $25 million. Generally, company insiders haven’t been very active at the firm. This buy marks the first insider transaction over the past two years. Otherwise, company insiders were last active in mid-2021, when the company President and CFO were both modest sellers of shares. Overall, insiders own 12.2 percent of the company. Shares of the apparel retailer have been knocked ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Sotera Health Company (SHC)

Shares of healthcare diagnostics company Sotera Health Company (SHC) have slid 15 percent over the past year, performing worse than the S&P 500. One trader sees a further decline ahead. That’s based on the August $17.50 put. With 191 days until expiration, 3,955 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 151, for a 26-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the puts paid $2.35 to make the bearish bet. Shares recently traded for about $18, so ...
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