Earnings

Abercrombie and Fitch Co (ANF) $35.63 -0.82%

Abercrombie (ANF), which was up 9 percent Wednesday on better-than-expected earnings, is off 37 cents to $35.56. Recent options trades on the apparel retailer include a three-way. The investor sold Sep 32 puts to buy Sep 37 – 40 call spreads, paying 24 cents, 5000X on AMEX. Looks opening. Peer AEO reports Wednesday morning.

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Moodys Corp (MCO) $39.19 -1.31%

Moody’s (MCO) loses 43 cents to $39.28 and 1500 Jan 35 puts trade on the stock for $1.47 when the market was $1.22 to $1.56. Open interest is 2,140 and today’s trades might add to a 2000-lot of Jan 35 puts on MCO opened on 8/10 for $1.62 when the market was $1.39 to $1.69. [...]

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WhatsTrading Options Recap — 08/17/2012

It’s expiration Friday and the S&P 500 (SPX) has traded in a 3-point range!!! With less than an hour left to trade, the S&P is up 1.24 points. CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX), which tracks the expected volatility priced into SPX options, is at five-year lows. The sharp decline in volatility is being seen across other [...]

August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Kraft Foods Inc (KFT) $40.53 -0.42%

Kraft Foods (KFT) is off 16 cents to $40.54 and one of 15 Dow stocks trading lower in the first 45 minutes of trading. Early options trades on the stock include a Dec 39 – 42 bullish risk-reversal at 25 cents, 500X on ISE. Data from the exchange indicating puts sold to buy calls, 1170X [...]

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WhatsTrading.com Options Recap — 08/16/2012

Stock market averages are holding solid gains and near session highs heading into the final hour of trading Thursday. Cisco Systems (CSCO) is up 10.3 percent and giving both the Dow and the NASDAQ a lift after the networking giant’s earnings topped Street expectations. Walmart (WMT) is down 3.2 percent and the Dow’s biggest loser [...]

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Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) $14.32 -1.27%

Cheniere Energy (LNG) loses 16 cents to $14.35 and a Dec 16 – 19 (1X2) call ratio spread trades on the stock for 43 cents, 10000X. The bullish trade comes after a period of rangebound trading in the liquidified natural gas company. In fact, LNG is at the same levels today as it was six [...]

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WhatsTrading.com Options Recap — 08/15/2012

Market action has been rangebound again following a round of mixed economic news Wednesday. Data released early on consumer prices was unchanged for July. Economists were expecting a .2 percent increase. Industrial Production was up .6 percent last month and in-line with expectations. The NY Empire State index disappointed – falling to -5.9 in August [...]

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Kroger Co (KR) $22.09 -1.16%

Kroger (KR) is trading down 26 cents to $22.09 and options on the grocery chain are seeing unsual activity. Three sweeps (1000X3) totalling 3000 Aug 22 puts trades on KR for 15 cents when the market was 10 to 15 cents. Looks like opening put buying. 3,656 traded against 1,186 in open interest. The timing [...]

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Sprint Nextel Corporation (S) $5.20 +4.21%

Sprint (S) spikes to 52-week highs in active trading of 61.5 million shares Wednesday. The stock is up 24 cents to $5.22 and has more than doubled in value during the past three months. Trading in options on the phone company is busy today as sell. 83,000 calls and 22,000 puts so far. November 6 [...]

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Aeropostale Inc (ARO) $13.64 +3.10%

Aeropostale (ARO) adds 41 cents to $13.64 ahead of its earnings and after peer Abercrombie (ANF) added 9.2 percent after reporting in-line results and increasing its share buyback plan. ARO is due to release its results after the closing bell tomorrow and 30-day ATM implied volatility in the options on the retailer is moving to [...]

August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
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