Big Loser Alert: Trading today’s -9.2% move in NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS $NKTR

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Put trade opportunity for NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS (NKTR) for the 22-Feb-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

NKTR was recently trading at $42.07 and has an implied volatility of 98.14% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NKTR expiring on 22-Feb-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $36.16-$42.10 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 11.68%.

Big -9.23% Change: After closing the last trading session at $46.35, NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS opened today at $44.80 and has reached a low of $42.06.

Trade approach: A movement as big as -9.23% is a significantly bearish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if NKTR maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bullish side of $42.07 on 22-Feb-2019. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bearish strategy, the trade would be profitable if NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS closes at or below $42.12 on 22-Feb-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.12% 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 2/12/2019 10:42:04 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Synthetic Long Discount Alert: BP PRUDHOE BAY $BPT trading at a 21.88% discount for the 20-Sep-2019 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for BP PRUDHOE BAY (BPT) for the 20-Sep-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

BPT was recently trading at $24.01 and has an implied volatility of 20.87% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BPT expiring on 20-Sep-2019, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $14.44-$41.27 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 103.02%.

Upside potential: This synthetic long position offers the same potential benefits and liabilities as a long stock position, but at a discount due to the significant premium at-the-money puts are trading at over calls. In this case, the put position is opened at a strike of $25.00, which is already $0.99 in-the-money. However, its sale more than offsets this moneyness and the cost of the long call that the trade results in a net credit of of $6.25 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $5.26 per share over the underlying price of $24.01 for a 21.91% total.

Downside risk: This discount is generally a sign of the stock facing considerable short pressure, and may indicate that the stock has become hard to borrow. However, if you have a long view of the underlying over this period, it could be a good opportunity to benefit from the upside at a major discount.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 2/12/2019 10:42:04 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: FIBROGEN INC COMMON STOCK $FGEN returning up to 28.46% through 21-Jun-2019

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for FIBROGEN INC COMMON STOCK (FGEN) for the 21-Jun-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

FGEN was recently trading at $57.46 and has an implied volatility of 75.29% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for FGEN expiring on 21-Jun-2019, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $37.29-$90.30 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.37%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 13.12% out of the money and there is a 39.79% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If FIBROGEN INC COMMON STOCK closes at or above $65.00, this trade could return up to 28.46%. Based on our analysis, there is a 39.87% likelihood of this return.

The downside: As with any covered call, the risk is substantial as it is vulnerable to a downturn in the underlying itself. There is a 37.85% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $50.60, resulting in a net loss on the trade.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 2/11/2019 1:13:02 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Synthetic Long Discount Alert: B&G FOODS $BGS trading at a 11.20% discount for the 15-Jan-2021 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for B&G FOODS (BGS) for the 15-Jan-2021 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

BGS was recently trading at $25.90 and has an implied volatility of 12.36% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BGS expiring on 15-Jan-2021, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $17.20-$43.78 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 73.19%.

Upside potential: This synthetic long position offers the same potential benefits and liabilities as a long stock position, but at a discount due to the significant premium at-the-money puts are trading at over calls. In this case, the long call position is opened at a strike of $25.00, which is already $0.90 in the money. An out-of-the-money put at the same strike is sold to finance the call, resulting in a net credit of $2.00 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $2.90 per share over the underlying price of $25.90 for a 11.20% total.

Downside risk: This discount is generally a sign of the stock facing considerable short pressure, and may indicate that the stock has become hard to borrow. However, if you have a long view of the underlying over this period, it could be a good opportunity to benefit from the upside at a major discount.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 2/11/2019 11:13:00 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in RINGCENTRAL INC. $RNG

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bear Put Spread trade opportunity for RINGCENTRAL INC. (RNG) for the 15-Mar-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

RNG was recently trading at $101.58 and has an implied volatility of 48.94% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for RNG expiring on 15-Mar-2019, there is a 33.53% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $88.02-$101.58 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 59.34%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, RINGCENTRAL INC. was recently trending, indicating that breaking news and/or market activity has significantly impacted sentiment toward the stock. This movement can be interpretted as a sign of more near-term price movement for the underlying.

Trade approach: The recent sentiment change in RNG on StockTwits appears to be moderately negative, indicating that the stock is likely to follow in that direction for investors trading on sentiment. As a result, a bearish strategy could prove effective if the sentiment ultimately turns out to drive trading.

Upside potential: Using this bearish strategy, the trade would be profitable if RINGCENTRAL INC. closed at or below $101.70 on 15-Mar-2019. Based on our analysis, there is a 49.72% 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 2/11/2019 11:13:01 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Synthetic Long Discount Alert: BUCKEYE PARTNERS L.P. $BPL trading at a 9.99% discount for the 15-Jan-2021 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for BUCKEYE PARTNERS L.P. (BPL) for the 15-Jan-2021 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

BPL was recently trading at $31.00 and has an implied volatility of 9.20% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BPL expiring on 15-Jan-2021, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $21.95-$49.14 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 71.26%.

Upside potential: This synthetic long position offers the same potential benefits and liabilities as a long stock position, but at a discount due to the significant premium at-the-money puts are trading at over calls. In this case, the long call position is opened at a strike of $30.00, which is already $1.00 in the money. An out-of-the-money put at the same strike is sold to finance the call, resulting in a net credit of $2.10 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $3.10 per share over the underlying price of $31.00 for a 10.00% total.

Downside risk: This discount is generally a sign of the stock facing considerable short pressure, and may indicate that the stock has become hard to borrow. However, if you have a long view of the underlying over this period, it could be a good opportunity to benefit from the upside at a major discount.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 2/11/2019 10:54:39 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 7.3% move in HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC $HTZ

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC (HTZ) for the 15-Feb-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

HTZ was recently trading at $16.83 and has an implied volatility of 57.29% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for HTZ expiring on 15-Feb-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $16.84-$17.94 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 40.63%.

Big 7.33% Change: After closing the last trading session at $15.68, HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC opened today at $16.02 and has reached a high of $16.83.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.33% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if HTZ maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $16.83 on 15-Feb-2019. 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 HERTZ GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC closes at or above $16.70 on 15-Feb-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 55.04% 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 2/11/2019 10:54:46 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in VOCERA COMMUNICATIONS $VCRA

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bear Call Spread trade opportunity for VOCERA COMMUNICATIONS (VCRA) for the 15-Mar-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

VCRA was recently trading at $30.20 and has an implied volatility of 49.61% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for VCRA expiring on 15-Mar-2019, there is a 33.69% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $26.18-$30.22 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 34.92%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, VOCERA COMMUNICATIONS was recently trending, indicating that breaking news and/or market activity has significantly impacted sentiment toward the stock. This movement can be interpretted as a sign of more near-term price movement for the underlying.

Trade approach: The recent sentiment change in VCRA on StockTwits appears to be moderately negative, indicating that the stock is likely to follow in that direction for investors trading on sentiment. As a result, a bearish strategy could prove effective if the sentiment ultimately turns out to drive trading.

Upside potential: Using this bearish strategy, the trade would be profitable if VOCERA COMMUNICATIONS closed at or below $31.30 on 15-Mar-2019. Based on our analysis, there is a 59.14% 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 2/11/2019 10:54:09 AM 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 AVIS BUDGET GROUP $CAR

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for AVIS BUDGET GROUP (CAR) for the 15-Feb-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CAR was recently trading at $27.66 and has an implied volatility of 52.15% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CAR expiring on 15-Feb-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $27.67-$29.26 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 59.53%.

Big 7.71% Change: After closing the last trading session at $25.68, AVIS BUDGET GROUP opened today at $27.66 and has reached a high of $28.39.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.71% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if CAR maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $27.66 on 15-Feb-2019. 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 AVIS BUDGET GROUP closes at or above $27.60 on 15-Feb-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.77% 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 2/11/2019 10:54:09 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Synthetic Long Discount Alert: ENERGOUS CORPORATION COMMON ST $WATT trading at a 14.78% discount for the 15-Jan-2021 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for ENERGOUS CORPORATION COMMON ST (WATT) for the 15-Jan-2021 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

WATT was recently trading at $7.75 and has an implied volatility of 63.62% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for WATT expiring on 15-Jan-2021, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $2.22-$30.30 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 88.63%.

Upside potential: This synthetic long position offers the same potential benefits and liabilities as a long stock position, but at a discount due to the significant premium at-the-money puts are trading at over calls. In this case, the long call position is opened at a strike of $7.50, which is already $0.25 in the money. An out-of-the-money put at the same strike is sold to finance the call, resulting in a net credit of $0.90 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $1.15 per share over the underlying price of $7.75 for a 14.78% total.

Downside risk: This discount is generally a sign of the stock facing considerable short pressure, and may indicate that the stock has become hard to borrow. However, if you have a long view of the underlying over this period, it could be a good opportunity to benefit from the upside at a major discount.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 2/11/2019 10:54:08 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.