Price Target Alert: Trading the Zacks price target change for CNOOC $CEO

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Iron Condor trade opportunity for CNOOC (CEO) for the 15-Sep-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CEO was recently trading at $119.94 and has an implied volatility of 17.35% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CEO expiring on 15-Sep-2017, there is a 43.23% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $116.19-$142.01 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 45.68%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for CEO to $129.10. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 1 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $129.10 to $129.10.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for CEO has been updated to 1.4, which indicates a strong buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.00 to 1.00 to 2.00 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for CEO and the mean price target is $9.16, which represents a 7.64% move (16.09% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for CEO is 23.82%, a neutral range-bound strategy could prove effective if the price target ultimately turns out to be accurate.

Upside potential: Using this neutral range-bound strategy, the trade would be profitable if CNOOC closed in the range $115.05-$144.95 on 15-Sep-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 48.43% likelihood of this return. The maximum return for this trade would be 49.25% if CNOOC closed in the range $120.00-$140.00.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/27/2017 3:23:00 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Price Target Alert: Trading the Zacks price target change for SIMON PROPERTY GROUP $SPG

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Call trade opportunity for SIMON PROPERTY GROUP (SPG) for the 20-Oct-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

SPG was recently trading at $166.00 and has an implied volatility of 18.22% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for SPG expiring on 20-Oct-2017, there is a 14.32% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $194.26-$237.43 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 1014.05%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for SPG to $215.85. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 13 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $180.00 to $264.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for SPG has been updated to 1.94, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.72 to 2.00 to 2.00 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for SPG and the mean price target is $44.00, which represents a 30.03% move (70.31% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for SPG is 21.20%, a bullish strategy could prove effective if the price target ultimately turns out to be accurate.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if SIMON PROPERTY GROUP closed at or above $192.32 on 20-Oct-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 17.16% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/27/2017 3:22:44 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Price Target Alert: Trading the Zacks price target change for CATERPILLAR $CAT

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Iron Condor trade opportunity for CATERPILLAR (CAT) for the 17-Nov-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CAT was recently trading at $91.28 and has an implied volatility of 20.86% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CAT expiring on 17-Nov-2017, there is a 37.76% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $84.00-$102.67 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 84.07%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for CAT to $93.33. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 12 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $60.00 to $110.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for CAT has been updated to 2.5, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 2.87 to 2.81 to 2.47 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for CAT and the mean price target is $4.22, which represents a 2.25% move (4.61% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for CAT is 23.62%, a neutral range-bound strategy could prove effective if the price target ultimately turns out to be accurate.

Upside potential: Using this neutral range-bound strategy, the trade would be profitable if CATERPILLAR closed in the range $81.77-$103.23 on 17-Nov-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 43.53% likelihood of this return. The maximum return for this trade would be 121.57% if CATERPILLAR closed in the range $90.00-$95.00.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/27/2017 3:22:35 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Price Target Alert: Trading the Zacks price target change for METLIFE $MET

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for METLIFE (MET) for the 15-Sep-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

MET was recently trading at $51.58 and has an implied volatility of 21.12% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for MET expiring on 15-Sep-2017, there is a 36.41% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $51.81-$63.33 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 77.81%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for MET to $57.57. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 7 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $49.00 to $62.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for MET has been updated to 1.91, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.83 to 1.67 to 1.73 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for MET and the mean price target is $7.43, which represents a 11.63% move (24.98% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for MET is 25.22%, a bullish strategy could prove effective if the price target ultimately turns out to be accurate.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if METLIFE closed at or above $51.47 on 15-Sep-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 48.69% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/27/2017 3:22:19 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Price Target Alert: Trading the Zacks price target change for SALESFORCE.COM $CRM

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for SALESFORCE.COM (CRM) for the 17-Nov-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CRM was recently trading at $81.51 and has an implied volatility of 27.14% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CRM expiring on 17-Nov-2017, there is a 29.07% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $85.77-$104.83 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 98.11%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for CRM to $95.30. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 30 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $76.00 to $107.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for CRM has been updated to 1.23, which indicates a strong buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.17 to 1.16 to 1.22 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for CRM and the mean price target is $14.00, which represents a 16.93% move (37.31% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for CRM is 26.23%, a bullish strategy could prove effective if the price target ultimately turns out to be accurate.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if SALESFORCE.COM closed at or above $85.71 on 17-Nov-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 43.01% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/27/2017 3:22:01 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 10.0% move in ELEVEN BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC. C $EBIO

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for ELEVEN BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC. C (EBIO) for the 21-Apr-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

EBIO was recently trading at $2.21 and has an implied volatility of 97.07% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for EBIO expiring on 21-Apr-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $2.21-$3.13 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 16.32%.

Big 9.95% Change: After closing the last trading session at $2.01, ELEVEN BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC. C opened today at $2.04 and has reached a high of $2.26.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 9.95% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if EBIO maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $2.21 on 21-Apr-2017. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if ELEVEN BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC. C closes at or above $2.11 on 21-Apr-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 55.34% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/27/2017 2:24:32 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 9.9% move in ROCKET FUEL INC. COMMON STOCK $FUEL

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for ROCKET FUEL INC. COMMON STOCK (FUEL) for the 21-Apr-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

FUEL was recently trading at $5.22 and has an implied volatility of 79.04% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for FUEL expiring on 21-Apr-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $5.23-$6.55 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 54.39%.

Big 9.89% Change: After closing the last trading session at $4.75, ROCKET FUEL INC. COMMON STOCK opened today at $4.75 and has reached a high of $5.24.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 9.89% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if FUEL maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $5.22 on 21-Apr-2017. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if ROCKET FUEL INC. COMMON STOCK closes at or above $5.15 on 21-Apr-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 52.67% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/27/2017 2:24:11 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 7.2% move in MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES INC COM $NERV

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES INC COM (NERV) for the 21-Apr-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

NERV was recently trading at $8.15 and has an implied volatility of 57.43% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NERV expiring on 21-Apr-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $8.15-$10.07 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 12.41%.

Big 7.24% Change: After closing the last trading session at $7.60, MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES INC COM opened today at $7.55 and has reached a high of $8.15.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.24% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if NERV maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $8.15 on 21-Apr-2017. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES INC COM closes at or above $8.10 on 21-Apr-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.07% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/27/2017 2:23:53 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 7.7% move in CORBUS PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS INC. COMMON STOCK $CRBP

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Risk Reversal trade opportunity for CORBUS PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS INC. COMMON STOCK (CRBP) for the 21-Apr-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CRBP was recently trading at $9.80 and has an implied volatility of 174.27% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CRBP expiring on 21-Apr-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $9.80-$16.00 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 115.95%.

Big 7.69% Change: After closing the last trading session at $9.10, CORBUS PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS INC. COMMON STOCK opened today at $9.25 and has reached a high of $9.80.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.69% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if CRBP maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $9.80 on 21-Apr-2017. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if CORBUS PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS INC. COMMON STOCK closes at or above $9.35 on 21-Apr-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 53.82% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/27/2017 2:23:36 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 8.3% move in CARA THERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON $CARA

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Risk Reversal trade opportunity for CARA THERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON (CARA) for the 21-Apr-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CARA was recently trading at $18.15 and has an implied volatility of 97.80% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CARA expiring on 21-Apr-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $18.18-$24.54 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 73.43%.

Big 8.29% Change: After closing the last trading session at $16.76, CARA THERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON opened today at $16.60 and has reached a high of $18.15.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 8.29% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if CARA maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $18.15 on 21-Apr-2017. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if CARA THERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON closes at or above $18.00 on 21-Apr-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.34% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/27/2017 2:23:26 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

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