Unusual Options Activity: Bank of America (BAC)

Shares of financial giant Bank of America (BAC) have lost nearly one-third of their value in the past year amid a slowing economy and rising interest rates. One trader sees a rebound in the weeks ahead. That’s based on the November 25 $32 calls. With 42 days until expiration, 5,841 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 106, for a 55-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.99 to make the bullish bet. Shares ...
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Stick With Companies Looking Forward Amid the Current Economic Slowdown

The market outlook is grim. Stocks continue to set new lows. Many companies are facing challenges. But a few are using this time of hardship to set themselves up for success when the economy turns around. While it can be challenging to look to the future when the present is fearful, growth must go on. And one sign of a great company is that it finds a new way to grow its business during a time of market fear when few ...
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Insider Trading Report: Lazydays Holdings (LAZY)

B. Riley Financial (RILY), a major holder of Lazydays Holdings (LAZY), recently added 191,203 shares. The buy increased the fund’s stake by nearly 11 percent, and came to a total cost of just under $2.48 million. This follows up on a 19,950 share buy from the fund in late September. And the fund has been a regular buyer of shares going back earlier in the year. Company executives have largely been sellers of shares, when the stock was trading at a ...
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Unusual Options Activity: AT&T (T)

Shares of telecom company AT&T (T) are down about 22 percent over the past year and have been sliding to new 52-week lows in recent sessions. One trader sees a rebound for shares in the coming weeks. That’s based on the November 18 $14 calls. With 36 days until expiration, 10,033 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 157, for a 64-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $1.21 to make the bullish ...
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Pessimism In the Chip Space Is Getting Overblown – Buy This Top Name

Traders loved chip companies during the last bull market. In the current bear market? Not so much. Slowing PC sales, a declining economy, and supply chain issues have created a mess for the space. However, the space may have gone from being overly optimistic last year to overly pessimistic today. That suggests with all the downgrades and fear in the space that it may be time for contrarian investors to buy. A few analysts likewise see values now that shares are ...
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Insider Trading Report: Thor Industries (THO)

Peter Orthwein, a director at Thor Industries (THO), recently added 20,000 shares. The buy increased his holdings by 2 percent, and came to a total cost of $1,450,000. This marks the first insider activity since July, when the company COO bought 1,225 shares, paying about $100,000. And insiders have only been buyers this year. Going back further, the results are more mixed, with some large insider sales at a much higher price in 2021. Overall, company insiders own 4.5 percent of ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Apple (AAPL)

Shares of consumer tech giant Apple (AAPL) are now about flat over the past year. One trader sees a bump higher in the coming weeks. That’s based on the October 28 $139 calls. With 16 days until expiration, 9,076 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 268, for a 34-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $6.65 to make the bet. Shares of Apple are going for about $140, so the option is an ...
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Look For Mispriced Opportunities in Bear Markets

A bear market wreaks havoc on corporate valuations. Increased uncertainty can cut back on potential deals, and cause companies with a variety of disparate divisions to become priced out of expectation with its potential value. Investors who look for these opportunities and exercise patience can get in on a great company at a good price. It’s a potentially classic case of being able to buy dollar bills for just fifty cents. One potential opportunity is in IAC Parts (IAC). The internet and ...
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