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Here's a recap of the options alerts from Friday, September 22, 2017. All time stamps are in Eastern Time.
11:45:04 am: NLNK NewLink Genetics Shares Up ~$0.40 Over Last Few Mins. Amid Notable Option Activity: Nov. $16 Calls At The Ask Showing Volume Of 1K vs Open Interest of 100 Contracts
11:43:19 am: FIT Notable Option Activity In Fitbit: Oct. $6.50 Calls At The Bid Showing Volume Of 3K vs Open Interest Of 51
Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pure Cycle Corporation(PCYO)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap water and wastewater services stockPure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO) as a long/bullish trade:
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares fell 0.46 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: KEP), down 4 percent, and Pure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO), down 2 percent.
Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cencosud S.A.(CNCO)
- [By Javier Hasse]
“Right now, we are the only Latin American company in the retail segment, and the only ones with a real distribution chain assembled, selling in stores like Staples and others,” Caporale explained. “Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS)’s MakerBot had a few experiences in retail, but did not do very well: Cencosud SA (NYSE: CNCO)’s Jumbo supermarkets bought three printers [for its Argentina branch] and did not manage to sell any. The thing is, their machine costs about 90,000 Argentine pesos [about $6,000], and our machine goes for 32,000 pesos [about $2100].”
- [By Jim Robertson]
Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting mid cap emerging markets retail stock Cencosud SA (NYSE: CNCO):
There are a couple of things going on here to lead us to a bearish conclusion, but the biggest of these is today’s cross under the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.46. For a brief while it looked like this long-term moving average line was going to play a support role – as it often does – but today’s second selling effort broke its back. Now that the floor’s out of the way, the selling just got a lot easier.
Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: DIRECTV(DTV)
- [By Christopher Freeburn]
Service disruptions on DirecTV’s (DTV) website temporarily interfered with subscribers’ ability to stream National Football League (NFL) games online for the last two Sundays.
Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ctrip.com International, Ltd.(CTRP)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Friday's regular session.
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Jan17 77.5 Calls Sweep: 1022 @ ASK $4.45: 1066 traded vs 2466 OI: Earnings 7/28 $75.88 Ref
Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ANAC) Jan17 110 Calls: 500 @ Above Ask! $0.40: 509 traded vs 1860 OI: $99.22 Ref
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: CTRP) Jun16 41.25 Calls Sweep: 577 @ ASK $1.75: 649 traded vs 1927 OI: Earnings 6/15 After Close $40.54 Ref
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY) Jun16 65.0 Calls Sweep: 749 @ ASK $1.85: 813 traded vs 370 OI: $63.08 Ref
WhiteWave Foods Co (NYSE: WWAV) Oct16 50.0 Calls: 600 @ ASK $1.60: 601 traded vs 430 OI: $45.16 Ref
Posted-In: Unusual Put OptionsNews Options Markets
- [By R. Chandrasekaran]
The following companies are rated as Overweight:
Tencent Holdings. Alibaba. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: CTRP). Weibo Corp (ADR) (NASDAQ: WB). YY Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: YY). Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: MOMO). Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: BITA). Phoenix New Media Ltd ADR (NYSE: FENG).
The following stocks are rated with Neutral:
- [By Leo Sun]
Second, Baidu swapped its 45% stake in online travel agency Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR) for a 25% stake in its bigger rival Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP). That move effectively merged the two competitors and ended their margin-crushing price war. However, the move also temporarily reduced Baidu’s marketing revenues. Excluding the impact of the swap, Baidu’s marketing revenues rose 5.4% in 2016, and its total revenues rose 11.9% — compared to its reported growth of 6.3%.
Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) dropped about 1.4% Tuesday, to post a new 52-week low of $14.29 after closing at $14.49 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.92. Volume was about 7 times the daily average of around 420,000 shares. The company’s CEO and CFO both resigned unexpectedly this morning.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: ENT) were down around 31 percent to $4.30. Global Eagle named Jeff Leddy as Chief Executive Officer. Dave Davis resigned as CEO effective February 20, 2017.
Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)
- [By Gregg Greenberg]
Stocks of Federated Investors (FII) fell approximately 9% in 2015, yet Oja expects a big turnaround in 2016, once again due to the prospect of higher rates ahead.
"The money market fund business, which is unprofitable now, should become more profitable as rates rise because Federated has to reimburse for the servicing fees for these funds," said Oja, who also admires the fund company’s 3.5% dividend yield.
Oja added that Federated also has a "good core business of equity and fixed-income asset management."