Insider Activity Report: Geo Group (GEO)

George Zoley, Chairman of the Board at Geo Group (GEO), recently bought 50,000 shares. The buy came to a total cost of $624,025, and increased his position by 1%. This marks the first insider buy at the company over the past two years. Two company executives and one director have been small sellers of shares over the past two years, with the largest insider sale coming to just over $107,000. Overall, Geo Group insiders own 5.1% of shares. The security and protection ...
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Unusual Options Activity: eBay (EBAY)

Online auction site eBay (EBAY) is up 24% over the last year, slightly lagging the overall market. One trader sees shares trending higher through the end of next year. That’s based on the January 2026 $50 calls. With 668 days until expiration, 4,709 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 212, for a 22-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $10.70 to make the bullish bet. eBay shares recently traded for just over $52, ...
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Beat the Market With Companies that Meet These Three Criteria

Investors have a variety of ways to beat the market. One way is to look for oversold companies moving higher. Such companies tend to perform better over shorter periods of time. For stocks that can beat the market over a number of months to over a year, three criteria come into play. Such a stock needs to be cheap, hated by the market, and also trending higher. When those three criteria are met, big returns can follow. Today, payment company PayPal (PYPL) ...
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Insider Activity Report: Roku (ROKU)

Jeffrey Blackburn, a director at Roku (ROKU), recently bought 8,000 shares. This is an initial stake for the director, and came to a total cost of $511,680. This marks the first insider buy over the past two years. Company executives have been regular and consistent sellers of shares, nearly always following the exercise of stock options. The largest sales have come from the company CEO, who exercised over $140 million in shares last year. Overall, Roku insiders own 0.7 percent of ...
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Unusual Options Activity: JetBlue (JBLU)

Regional airline JetBlue (JBLU) has traded flat over the past year, far underperforming the overall stock market. One trader sees shares trending higher in the coming weeks. That’s based on the April 12 $7.50 calls. With 25 days until expiration, 12,135 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 168, for a 72-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.23 to make the bullish bet. JetBlue shares recently traded for about $7.20, so the stock ...
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Invest With Luxury as it Continues to Lead

Investors remain bullish, even as inflation remains stubbornly high. One sign that investors are content is with the spending on luxury goods. These areas don’t see as much of a drop during a recession, and during a boom they can fare quite well. Luxury trends show that we’re still in the boom. That’s good for most stocks trending higher today. It also means companies catering to high-income customers should continue to go on a tear. High-end retailer Williams-Sonoma (WSM) just soared ...
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Insider Activity Report: Herbalife (HLF)

Juan Mendoza, a director at Herbalife (HLF), recently bought 10,921 shares. The buy increased his stake by 40 percent, and came to a total cost of $99,818. The buy came about three weeks after the company CEO bought 61,725 shares, paying $498,300 to do so. Over the last 12 months, three other directors have been buyers of shares in the six-figure range. One EVP sold about $100,000 of shares over the same time. Overall, Herbalife insiders own 3.1 percent of shares. The ...
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Unusual Options Activity: The AES Corporation (AES)

Utility producer The AES Corporation (AES) is down 30 percent over the past year as higher interest rates have weighed on the sector. One trader sees shares trending higher in the coming weeks. That’s based on the April $16 calls. With 35 days until expiration, 5,378 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 127, for a 42-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.60 to make the bullish bet. AES Corporation shares recently traded ...
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