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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Traders Calling The Bottom in DHR

24 July, 2014
Option Alert, Uncategorized

Danaher Corporation (DHR) manufactures medical products and provides services to support its customers worldwide. The company reported subpar earnings for the second quarter and cut its forward guidance causing the stock to sell off. But DHR is fighting back and some traders seem to think that it will continue its short rally with decidedly bullish […]

How Do They Know Puma Biotechnology, Inc (PBYI)

23 July, 2014
Option Alert

OptionHacker flagged this trade in Puma Biotechnology, Inc (PBYI) last Tuesday that paid out in full late yesterday. A trader laid out a massive bet last week that Puma would be successful in its phase III clinical trial of Neratnib, an experimental breast cancer drug. The results were positive and the stock more than tripled

How Do They Know?

16 July, 2014
Option Alert

We define unusual option activity as large block trades that represent a large percentage of daily option volume. The block trade is considered “unusual” if the option volume is above the average daily volume over the past 22 days. Analyzing unusual order flow gives traders a window into what the positions that large institutional players

Traders Bet MA Will Continue Surge

15 July, 2014
Option Alert, Uncategorized

MasterCard (MA) ripped higher off the open today again. The stock is up over $3.00 since yesterday’s open. Traders are getting behind the move bidding the stock up $0.66 overnight and placing bigger bets in the options market in this morning’s session. One trade came across the tape for $81,000 worth of options expiring next […]

ALLT Poised to Breakout

11 July, 2014
Option Alert, Uncategorized

Allot Communications (ALLT) is trading around $13.00 and could be looking to break to the upside soon. We’re seeing big bets come across the tape today with traders getting long ALLT. The stock has strong support just below the $13.00 level and continued consolidation on volume would be indicative of a potential breakout. Look for […]

Puts Are Not Always Bearish, Popular, Inc. (BPOP)

9 July, 2014
Option Alert, Uncategorized

Popular, Inc. (BPOP) is a bank holding company with operations in Puerto Rico and the United States. The company’s stock is currently trading around $32.25 in a 52 week range of $23.97-$34.80. The stock has been doing very well this year with shares gaining 19% year to date. The stock has been in a tight […]

GRMN Trying to Find Place In the World

9 July, 2014
Option Alert, Uncategorized

Garmin (GRMN) shares are down over $3.50 today on a downgrade from Pacific Crest and are currently trading at $57.10. We’ve seen some bullish activity coming across the tape today. Traders are buying Aug 60 calls. This is a good example of how difficult it can be to determine whether order flow is speculative or […]

TS Riding Momentum Off Last Week’s Highs

7 July, 2014
Option Alert, Uncategorized

TS Tenaris SA (TS) is fresh off of an upgrade at Goldman Sachs, from “sell” to “neutral” and Guggenheim applied a price target of $55.00. The pipe manufacturing company based out of Luxembourg is trading $48.03 today, up 11.79% on the year. A lot of activity came across the tape last week and the stock […]