Unusual Options Activity: Nike (NKE)

Traders bet on rally to continue. The February 14th $28 call options on Nike (NKE) saw a 14-fold rise in volume, going from 104 open contracts to nearly 1,500. With 25 days to go until expiration, the buyer of these options is betting on a 3.5 percent move higher in shares from the current price around $104.30. The option buyer also paid $0.45 to get into the trade, so the trade won’t profit at expiration unless shares hit at least $108.45 or higher. Shares ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Wells Fargo (WFC)

Traders bet on relief rally after earnings miss. Shares of Wells Fargo (WFC) took a hit after reporting earnings earlier this week, and at least one trader is betting that some of that recent loss will be unwound in the coming days. That’s based on the 20-fold rise in volume on the February 7th, 2020 $49 calls on the company. With 21 days until expiration, and shares right around $49, these options are at-the-money, and could start moving higher dollar-for-dollar with a recovery ...
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65 “Mailbox Money” Secrets Anyone Can Collect!

With the new year comes new trading opportunities. One method traders use to take advantage of the new year is to screen for companies that underperformed in the prior year. Buying these “dogs” tends to make for a market-beating year, on average. Trading Tips’ Andrew Packer explains in our latest video ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Target (TGT)

Traders bet on recovery from yesterday’s drop. Yesterday, shares of retailer Target (TGT) slid about 7 percent as the company announced poor holiday sales. But at least one trader sees the drop as temporary. That trader started to buy the January 31st $120 calls, expiring in just 15 days, creating a seven-fold rise in volume on the options. Paying about $1.05 per contract, that trader will need to see shares recover to just over $121 from around $117, or move higher by about ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Best Buy (BBY)

Traders bet on continued rally this month. The January 31st $95 call options on Best Buy (BBY) saw a 16-fold rise in volume, going from 174 open contracts to seeing over 2,800 contracts trade. The bet, expiring in 16 days, is that shares will rise another $4 from their price near $91, or another 4.3 percent. The call buyers paid $0.41, or $41 per contract, so shares would need to trade closer to $95.50 by the end of the month for the buyers ...
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Unusual Options Activity: ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON)

Traders bet on further rally in shares. April 2020 $30 call options on ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON) saw a 28-fold rise in volume, going from 123 open contracts to over 3,400. Expiring in just 94 days, the bet is that shares can rise about another $5 from their current price close to $25, or about 20 percent higher. The option buyer paid about $0.50, or $50 per contract to make the trade, so shares would need to hit $30.50 at expiration to profit ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR)

Traders bet on rally in oil giant. $18 call options expiring in March on Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR), also known as Petrobras, saw an 8-fold rise in volume, going from 916 open contracts to having over 7,000 trade hands. The bet, expiring in 67 days, is that shares, just under $16 right now, can head higher by at least $2 at expiration, or about 12.5 percent. Buyers of the option paid just $0.19, or $19 per contract, an inexpensive bet for shares to head ...
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Unusual Options Activity: The TJX Companies (TJX)

Traders bet on rally in next month. The February $65 call options on The TJX Companies (TJX) saw nearly 8,900 contracts trade hands. With a prior open interest of just 160 contracts, that’s a 56-fold rise in volume. Traders are betting that the company, currently trading around $62.50, to rally another $2.50 in the next 42 days until expiration. The traders paid just $0.65 for the trade, so shares would need to trade a bit closer to $66 at expiration to profit. The TJX ...
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