Unusual Options Activity: Workday (WDAY)

Office workflow software giant Workday (WDAY) is up 6% over the past year, far underperforming the overall market. Shares have been trending lower since late February, and one trader sees that trend continuing in the coming months. That’s based on the July $210 puts. With 51 days until expiration, 11,397 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 343, for a 33-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the puts paid $3.85 to make the bearish bet. Workday ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Block (SQ)

Digital payment system operator Block (SQ) is up 14% over the past year, far lagging the overall market, and now in a downtrend. One trader sees shares continuing lower in the months ahead. That’s based on the August $62.50 puts. With 80 days until expiration, 7,482 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 119, for a 63-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the puts paid $3.85 to make the bearish bet. Block shares recently traded for ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Papa John’s International (PZZA)

Shares of pizza chain Papa John’s International (PZZA) are down 33% over the past year. One trader is betting on a further decline into the autumn. That’s based on the October $57.50 puts. With 144 days until expiration, 21,310 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 111, for a 192-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the puts paid $11.12 to make the bearish bet. Papa John’s shares recently traded for about $47.50, meaning the puts are ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Bloom Energy (BE)

Fuel cell system producer Bloom Energy (BE) is up 10% over the past year, far lagging the overall stock market. One trader is betting that shares will trend higher in the coming weeks. That’s based on the July $18 calls. With 56 days until expiration, 3,976 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 127, for a 31-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $1.47 to make the bullish bet. Shares recently traded for about ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Peloton Interactive (PTON)

Consumer tech company Pelton Interactive (PTON) is down 46% over the past year. Shares dropped 15% alone on Tuesday, as the company looked to issue a $1 billion loan. One trader sees shares bouncing higher. That’s based on the June 28 $4 calls. With 36 days until expiration, 5,027 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 205, for a 25-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.24 to make the bullish bet. Shares recently ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Astrana Health (ASTH)

Healthcare services operator Astrana Health (ASTH) is up 30% over the past year, despite a recent pullback. One trader sees further gains in the weeks ahead. That’s based on the June $45 calls. With 30 days until expiration, 6,037 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 110, for a 55-fold surge in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.26 to make the bullish bet. Astrana shares recently traded for about $39, meaning shares would need to ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Starbucks (SBUX)

Coffee chain Starbucks (SBUX) is down nearly 30% over the past year, and shares have been trending down since reporting earnings. One trader expects a rebound in the coming weeks. That’s based on the June 14 $81 calls. With 24 days until expiration, 2,684 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 110 contracts, for a 24-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.63 to make the bullish bet. Starbucks shares recently traded for about ...
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Unusual Options Activity: BHP Group (BHP)

Base metals mining company BHP Group (BHP) has traded flat over the past year. One trader sees shares trending higher in the coming weeks. That’s based on the July $62.50 calls. With 58 days until expiration, 47,106 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 702, for a 67-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $1.70 to make the bullish bet. BHP shares recently traded for about $60. So shares would need to rise by ...
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