Insider Trading Report: Kohl’s Corp (KSS)

Jonas Prising, a director at Kohl’s Corp (KSS), recently bought 10,000 shares. The buy increased his holdings by nearly 20 percent, and came to a total cost just under $297,000. A different director bought 25,000 shares in the last week, paying just over $750,000 to increase their stake by nearly 35 percent. Those mark the only insider transactions at the company since early 2020, when the same two company directors last bought shares. Overall, insiders at the company own 1.3 percent ...
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Unusual Options Activity: PepsiCo (PEP)

Beverage and snack company PepsiCo (PEP) are one of the few companies to be trading near 52-week highs in today’s market. One trader sees the stock declining in the weeks ahead. That’s based on the October $120 put. With 56 days until expiration, 10,953 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 157, for a 70-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the puts paid $0.13 to bet on a move lower. Share recently traded for about $180, ...
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Fortune Favors Those Making Bold Deals Now

In a bull market, investors may ignore valuation in the hope of getting into a deal with more upside potential. However, in a bear market, deals get much more scrutiny, and potentially offer more upside with less downside risk. So those companies inking deals now are likely getting good, if not great, deals. That means they can benefit over time as the deal plays out, and as markets get bullish once again. Chipmaker Intel (INTC) just inked a deal with Brookfield Asset ...
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Insider Trading Report: Desktop Metal (DM)

Ric Fulop, CEO of Desktop Metal (DM), recently added 6,000 shares. The buy increased his holdings by 0.03 percent, and came to a total cost just over $19,250. This follows upon a 5,000 share buy from the prior week from the CEO, for $16,000, and a buy of 30,000 shares two weeks ago for just under $93,000. The CEO was also a buyer in March. One company director was a seller of shares last year. Overall, company insiders own about 17 ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Ring Energy (REI)

Shares of oil and gas exploration company Ring Energy (REI) have lagged its peers, with just a 30 percent gain in the past year. One trader sees the company narrowing that gap with a move higher. That’s based on the December $5.50 calls. With 113 days until expiration, 10,126 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 225, for a 45-fold surge in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.13 to make the trade. Shares recently traded ...
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In Tumultuous Markets, Look for a Combination of Growth and Value

Investors don’t need to get caught in a trap between a growth stock or a value stock. In a bear market, many fast-growing companies can have their valuation knocked down until they’re a potential bargain. That gives investors the best of both worlds – a reasonable value, with some upside when the market recovers. Right now, a number of mid-sized companies fit the bill. The trick is to finding firms that are leading their industry while also still offering upside potential. One ...
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Insider Trading Report: Ecolab Inc (ECL)

Bill Gates, a major owner at Ecolab (ECL), has recently added to his holdings with three buys. The most recent was for 112,325 shares, coming to a cost of $19.6 million. The second was for 143,879 shares, valued at $25.4 million. The last was for 185,129 shares, valued at $31.8 million. Overall, the recent buys increased his stake by just under 1.5 percent. Other company insiders have been sellers, with insiders mostly being sellers over the past three years. Overall, company Read More
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Unusual Options Activity: Tilray Brands (TLRY)

Shares of cannabis producer Tilray Brands (TLRY) are down 72 percent in the past year as investors have lost interest in the growing cannabis market. One trader sees the potential for a strong bounce in the months ahead. That’s based on the November $7.00 calls. With 86 days until expiration, 7,536 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 121, for a 62-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.24. Shares recently traded around $3.50, ...
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