Bulls look for lift in beaten-down Tibco
Mike Yamamoto | email@example.com
optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that 2,170 June 20 calls have been purchased this morning for an average price of $0.63. This is clearly fresh buying, as the volume was far above the strike's open interest of just 34 contracts before the trades appeared.
TIBX is up 1.41 percent to $19.05 this morning. The business-infrastructure company has been trending lower since trading above $32 last September and gapped down from above $23 last month after its last earnings report. The stock fell to $18.18 last Friday, its lowest intraday price since October 2010.
Today's long calls, which lock in a $20 purchase price for the stock, can provide significant leverage if TIBX rallies above that level by mid-June. These options could be sold earlier at a profit if their premiums rise before then, but they will expire worthless if the stock remains below that strike price. (See our Education section)
Overall option volume in the name is already more than double its full-session average. Calls outnumber puts by 86 to 1, a reflection of the day's bullish sentiment.