Unusual Options Activity: Dropbox (DBX)

File sharing app company Dropbox (DBX) is trading at its highest level since shortly after it went public in 2018. One trader sees the potential for shares to continue higher.

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  • That’s based on the May 21st $29 call. Expiring in 42 days, over 7,750 contracts traded, a 36-fold rise in volume compared to the prior number of contracts at 213. The option buyer paid about $1.50 for the contract.

    With shares about $1.50 under the strike price, the stock would need to rally about 2 percent in the next few weeks to move in-the-money.

    While Dropbbox hasn’t been profitable, revenue has grown by double-digits over the past year as pandemic work-from-home trends have shifted in the company’s favor. Shares have outperformed the S&P 500 in the past year by about 4 percent.

    Action to take: While the company is still losing money, it’s generating significant cash flows, and trading at about 22 times forward earnings estimates. The company’s product will likely remain in demand for some time, so it’s possible shares continue back to their prior highs in the coming weeks.

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  • Traders may like the May trade, although it has a short amount of time before expiration. It’s possible that a move higher may take more time than that left on the options, so more cautious traders may want to target a strike date out in July or October.


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