Unusual Options Activity: Nvidia (NVDA)

In-the-money call option suggests further gains for shares. The November 2019 $165 call options on Nvidia (NVDA) saw over 3,300 contracts trade against a prior open interest of 281, making for a 12-fold increase in volume. With shares of the company currently trading at $180, the contracts are already $15 in-the-money. With the contract trading around $21, shares of the company need to rise at least another $6 for the call buyer to break-even on the trade before the option expires in ...
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Insider Activity: Tailored Brands (TLRD)

Multiple insiders buy at beleaguered retailer. Dinesh Lathi, President and CEO of Tailored Brands (TLRD), bought 15,000 shares recently. So did director Theo Killion on the same day. Both paid around $4.60-$4.80, slightly above where shares now trade at $4.55. Both paid around $70,000 for that stake, and both increased their total ownership in the company by over 33 percent. Tailored Brands, owner of retailers Men’s Wearhouse and Joseph A. Bank, has seen shares drop 82 percent in the past year on slow ...
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Insider Activity: Church & Dwight (CHD)

Insiders buy at consumer goods company after short report. Matthew Farrell, President and CEO of Church & Dwight (CHD), picked up 7,000 shares recently, shelling out nearly $500,000 to do so. The move increased his stake in the firm by nearly 5 percent. He was joined by director Ravichandra Saligram, who picked up 1,500 shares, paying just over $70,000 to do so, and increasing his stake by 3.5 percent. The buys come after a report that suggest the company overpaid for recent ...
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Unusual Options Activity: NovaGold Resources (NG)

Bet on decline by year-end. The December 20th $6.00 put options on NovaGold Resources (NG) saw a 23-fold surge in trading, going from 158 open contracts to over 3,700. With shares of the gold mining operation at $6.30, it’s a bet that shares will decline by at least 5 percent between now and the end of the year. Shares of the company are up 65 percent year-to-date thanks to a strong rally in gold, so such a move is easily possible. At only ...
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Insider Activity: Anixa Biosciences (ANIX)

CEO, director add to insider buys this year. CEO Amit Kumar and director Lewis Titterton have been buyers at Anixa Biosciences (ANIX). The CEO bought 10,000 shares, increasing his holdings in the company by 6 percent, paying over $41,000. The director bought 15,000 shares, increasing his holdings by 2 percent, paying over $61,000. Insiders, including other directors at the firm, have been steady buyers at the company in the past year, with no insider sales in the past year. Insiders have bought ...
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Unusual Options Activity: British Petroleum (BP)

Bet on oil giant rallying more through Friday. Friday’s $41 call options on British Petroleum (BP) saw heavy trading as the oil market shot higher. With just three trading days until expiration, over 128,992 contracts of the option traded at an average price of $0.14. With an open interest of 3,500 contracts, this is a near-37-fold increase in volume on the trade. Shares of BP surged to $39 in trading, so the trade is a bet shares can move another $2, or ...
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Insider Activity: Halliburton (HAL)

Insiders make first buy in 14 months. Director William Albrecht recently added to his stake at Halliburton (HAL), with an 8,000 share buy. The purchase doubled his total stake to 16,000 shares, and cost over $154,000 to make the buy. This is the first insider buy at the company in 14 months, following a series of sales by insiders at prices anywhere from 28 to 49 percent higher than current prices. Halliburton provides various products and services to the oil and natural ...
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Unusual Options Activity: CSX Corp. (CSX)

Bet on railroad firm getting back to 52-week high. The February 2020 $77.50 call options on CSX Corp. (CSX) saw 2,000 contracts trade, an 18-fold increase over the prior open interest of 114. With shares of the company around $72.21, the option will trade in-the-money if shares rise at least 7.3 percent between now and February. With a price of $2.53 per contract on average, the call buyer will need to see shares trade closer to $80 to make a profit come ...
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