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January 20, 2017

GIS

Why trader is buying General Mills calls

Fri 8:22 AM CT

A big trade is positioning for more upside potential in the food company, which has fallen 3 percent in the last week.

AVP

Investor buys more time for Avon rally

Fri 8:01 AM CT

A large trade is extending an upside trade in the cosmetics icon, which is down 9 percent in the last three months but has bounced recently.

AA

Bullish trade on Alcoa before earnings

Fri 7:47 AM CT

The aluminum producer is up 17 percent in the last month and will announce quarterly results after the close on Jan. 24.

MU

Complex strategy is bullish on Micron

Fri 7:16 AM CT

The memory-chip maker has surged 31 percent in the last three months, and a three-way trade is looking for even more gains.

DAL

Upside position extended in Delta Air

Fri 6:45 AM CT

The carrier has jumped 28 percent in the last three months, and one large trade is giving the stock another two months more upside.

January 19, 2017

DLTR

Traders bargain-hunting in Dollar Tree

Thu 8:24 AM CT

Two bullish strategies appeared in the discount retailer yesterday.

ORCL

Long-term position is bullish on Oracle

Thu 8:01 AM CT

The database and cloud-software company has fallen 4 percent in the last month, but a large trade is giving its shares a year to rally.

RSX

Big investor doubling down on Russia

Thu 7:47 AM CT

A large trade is increasing a bullish position in the Market Vectors Russia Fund, which has rallied 15 percent in the last three months.

KITE

What's behind Kite Pharma put action

Thu 7:16 AM CT

At least one trader is positioning for more potential declines in the drug company, which has dropped 9 percent just in the last week.

GG

Put sale sees Goldcorp holding gains

Thu 6:45 AM CT

The precious-metals miner has surged 22 percent in the last month, and one trader apparently believes that it is on solid ground.

January 18, 2017

MCD

McDonald's draws calls before report

Wed 8:22 AM CT

The fast-food giant is up 5 percent in the last three months, and one large investor is looking for more gains by the spring.

MS

Show of support for Morgan Stanley

Wed 8:01 AM CT

The financial firm fell yesterday despite beating quarterly expectations, but one trader apparently believes that further declines will be limited.

EWY

S. Korea fund draws bullish spread

Wed 7:47 AM CT

A large trade is betting on limited gains in the iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund, which is up 4 percent in the last week.

KO

Investor looks for pop in Coca-Cola

Wed 7:16 AM CT

At least one investor is betting that Coca-Cola, which is scheduled to announce quarterly results in pre-market hours on Feb. 9.

PTEN

Is Patterson-UTI ready for pullback?

Wed 6:45 AM CT

A large trade is positioning for potential declines in the oil and natural-gas contract driller, which is up 12 percent in the last three months.

January 17, 2017

XLF

Trade buys time for rally in financials

Tue 8:22 AM CT

A large investor is extending a bullish position in the SPDR Financial Fund, which has risen is up 20 percent in the last three months.

AAL

American Airlines draws upside trade

Tue 8:01 AM CT

A large trader is adjusting a bullish position in the carrier apparently to cover its next quarterly results later this month.

BX

Puts target Blackstone before results

Tue 7:47 AM CT

The private-equity firm, which is up 25 percent in the last three months, will report earnings before the market opens Jan. 26.

TIF

Short-term trade is bullish on Tiffany

Tue 7:16 AM CT

At least one investor is looking for more gains in the jewelry icon, which is up 10 percent in the last three months.

WFT

What's behind Weatherford call sale

Tue 6:45 AM CT

A large investor apparently believes that upside potential is limited in the oilfield-services provider, which is down 12 percent in the last three months.

January 13, 2017

PPG

PPG sees call buying before earnings

Fri 11:28 AM CT

The industrial-coatings company, which is up 5 percent in the last three months, will announce quarterly results next Thursday morning.

USO

Traders extend bullish positions in oil

Fri 8:22 AM CT

The U.S. Oil Fund is down 2 percent in the last week, but traders are positioning for upside potential in the next three months.

WMT

Wal-Mart receives vote of confidence

Fri 7:47 AM CT

A large trader apparently believes that downside potential is limited in the retail giant, which has slipped 2 percent in the last month.

CSX

CSX gets bullish bet before earnings

Fri 7:16 AM CT

The railroad operator, which has surged 25 percent in the last three months, will announce quarterly results after the close on Tuesday.

CELG

Why investor is selling Celgene calls

Fri 6:45 AM CT

The pharmaceutical firm has rallied 15 percent in the last three months, but one trader is betting that further gains will be limited.

MNK

What's behind Mallinckrodt put trade

Fri 6:14 AM CT

A large trade apparently sees more downside potential in the drug developer, which has dropped 26 percent in the last three months

January 12, 2017

APC

Bulls targeting Anadarko Petroleum

Thu 11:35 AM CT

The oil and gas producer is up 12 percent in the last three months and will report earnings after the close on Jan. 31.

HD

Home Depot given more time to rally

Thu 8:12 AM CT

The home-improvement retailer is up 7 percent in the last three months and will report earnings before the market opens on Feb. 21.

F

Put seller bets on floor in Ford Motor

Thu 7:47 AM CT

A large trader apparently believes that the auto maker will hold its ground for the next three months.

ENDP

Downside strategy extended in Endo

Thu 7:16 AM CT

A large put roll is preparing for more downside potential the drug maker, which is down 28 percent in the last three months.

OCN

Last-minute call sellers target Ocwen

Thu 6:45 AM CT

The mortgage-servicing firm has soared in recent months, but traders apparently believe that further gains will be limited in the next year.

January 11, 2017

AKS

AK Steel draws bulls before earnings

Wed 12:29 PM CT

Traders are looking for more gains in the steel maker, which has already rocketed 127 percent in the last three months.

LULU

Investors go shopping at Lululemon

Wed 8:14 AM CT

Call buyers are betting on more upside in the athletic-apparel retailer, which has rallied 17 percent in the last three months.

XLV

Traders see floor in health-care fund

Wed 7:47 AM CT

The SPDR Health Care Fund is up 5 percent in the last month, and traders apparently believe that shares will hold their ground.

KITE

Puts showing caution in Kite Pharma

Wed 7:16 AM CT

The drug company has surged 16 percent just in the last week, but one trader is positioning for a possible drop.

HALO

Why trader is selling Halozyme calls

Wed 6:45 AM CT

The biotechnology firm has rocketed 44 percent just in the last week, but one trader apparently believes that further gains will be limited.

EBAY

Traders see little downside in eBay

Wed 12:07 AM CT

EBAY 3,200 03February 28 puts sold at the same time for $0.58 against open interest of 217 contracts.

January 10, 2017

AAL

American Airlines gets long-term bet

Tue 11:23 AM CT

The carrier is up 25 percent in the last three months, and a large call roll is looking for more gains in the next year.

AET

Short-term play bets on Aetna upside

Tue 8:10 AM CT

The health-care benefits provider is up 9 percent in the last three months, and one trader is looking for more gains in the short term.

TIF

How Tiffany investor is staying bullish

Tue 7:47 AM CT

The jewelry icon has dropped 7 percent in the last month, but one investor is adjusting a large position to remain bullish.

PG

Show of support in Procter & Gamble

Tue 7:16 AM CT

Traders apparently believe that further declines will be limited in the consumer-products giant, which is down 5 percent in the last three months.

TEVA

What's behind surge of puts in Teva

Tue 6:45 AM CT

Traders are positioning for more downside potential in the drug company, which is down 23 percent in the last three months.

January 9, 2017

JNUG

Junior gold miners draw bullish play

Mon 11:35 AM CT

Short-term traders are looking for the upward momentum to continue this week in the Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Fund.

DIS

Bulls come back for more in Disney

Mon 8:14 AM CT

The media and entertainment giant attracted bullish option activity on Friday for the second time in three days.

AVP

Avon Products attracts upside bets

Mon 7:47 AM CT

The cosmetics icon is down 10 percent in the last three months, but traders apparently believe that the stock is looking good.

GE

How one big investor is playing GE

Mon 7:16 AM CT

The industrial giant, which is up 7 percent in the last three months, is scheduled to report earnings on Jan. 20.

ILMN

Trader rolls for more Illumina upside

Mon 6:45 AM CT

A large call roll is looking for more gains in the genetic-analysis company by the end of next week.

January 6, 2017

WFT

Weatherford bulls bet on more gains

Fri 11:28 AM CT

The oilfield-services provider gave our subscribers a winning trade earlier this week, and the bulls are back for more today.

LOW

Bulls are building positions in Lowe's

Fri 8:14 AM CT

The home-improvement retailer, which missed earnings and revenue estimates in November, is scheduled to report its next quarterly results on March 1.

DKS

Calls bet on score in Dick's Sporting

Fri 7:47 AM CT

The sporting-goods chain is down 6 percent in the last month, but traders are positioning for gains by spring.

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