Insider Trading Report: Old Republic International (ORI)

Barbara Adachi, a director at Old Republic International (ORI), recently bought 2,300 shares. The buy represents an initial stake for the director, and the purchase price came to just over $59,000. This is the second insider buy this month, following a buy from another director, although for just 118 shares. Company insiders have been regular buyers over the past few years, although a few large insider sales have overshadowed those buys. Overall, insiders own 7.6 percent of the company. Shares of the ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Barclays PLC (BCS)

Shares of UK-based bank Barclays PLC (BCS) had a sharp selloff over the past few months that has recently started to reverse. One trader sees a continued move higher. That’s based on the May $10 calls. With 57 days until expiration, 13,154 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 296, for a 44-fold jump in volume on the option. The buyer of the calls paid $0.43 to make the trade. Shares of the bank were recently going for just over ...
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Consider Growth Plays Nearing Value Territory Amid This Market Selloff

Every market selloff creates an opportunity to buy growth names at a big discount. Typically, investors start discounting growth when a crisis starts, so faster-growing companies sell off more. Growth comes in a variety of sectors and can be measured in a few different ways. Besides looking at obvious big-cap tech names on a selloff, other growth names could deliver market-beating returns at today’s prices. One such potential winner is Five Below (FIVE). The retailer that lists all its products for $5 ...
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Insider Trading Report: Landsea Homes Corp (LSEA)

John Ho, CEO at Landsea Homes Corp (LSEA), recently picked up 30,769 shares. The buy increased his holdings by nearly 7 percent, and came to a total purchase price of just over $274,000. The buy comes following a number of director buys over the past several days. And company insiders have been further bullish on the stock going back into the last year. There have been no insider sales over the past three years. Insiders at the company own 77 percent ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Ford Motors (F)

Shares of automaker Ford Motors (F) have been in a decline since hitting a multi-year high back in January. One trader is betting the downtrend will reverse in the next few trading sessions. That’s based on the April 8th $16 calls. With 16 days until expiration, 26,528 contracts traded hands compared to an open interest of 721, for a 37-fold rise in volume. The buyer of the calls paid $0.97 to make the trade. Ford shares recently traded for about $16.50, making ...
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Defensive Plays with a Domestic Focus Could Perform Strongly in Today’s Environment

The past few weeks has seen a flurry of US companies announcing the termination of their business in Russia. That will impact the bottom line of some companies more than others, given the state of Russia’s economy. For some players, like fast food operations, the loss of the Russian market can have a big impact. For other sectors, there may not be much more than a symbolic gesture. One surprising winner in today’s environment could be The Wendy’s Company (WEN). The fast-food ...
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Insider Trading Report: Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (KW)

Richard Boucher, a director at Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (KW), recently added 24,000 shares. The buy increased his holdings by just over 50 percent, and came to a total cost just under $563,000. This marks the first insider transaction of 2022. Going back one year, company insiders have been exclusively buyers, with a few sales going back further. Over the past three years, insider buys have slightly beaten out insider sales. Overall, insiders at the company own about 15 percent of shares. Shares of ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR)

Shares of oil company Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR) have been trending up over the past year, albeit at a slower rate than energy prices. With shares slightly down over the past week as oil has come off its recent highs, one trader is betting on a rebound. That’s based on the April 8 $13.50 calls. With 17 days left until expiration, 82,213 contracts traded against an open interest of 158, for a 527-fold explosion in volume. The buyer of the calls paid ...
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