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Covered Call Alert: DIREXION DAILY S&P BIOTECH BEAR $LABD returning up to 24.69% through 16-Mar-2018

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for DIREXION DAILY S&P BIOTECH BEAR (LABD) for the 16-Mar-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

LABD was recently trading at $4.85 and has an implied volatility of 78.53% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for LABD expiring on 16-Mar-2018, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $2.92-$8.21 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.83%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 2.99% out of the money and there is a 48.24% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If DIREXION DAILY S&P BIOTECH BEAR closes at or above $5.00, this trade could return up to 24.69%. Based on our analysis, there is a 48.39% 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 34.95% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $4.01, resulting in a net loss on the trade.

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To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/23/2017 10:48:28 AM 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 UNITEDHEALTH GROUP $UNH

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Iron Condor trade opportunity for UNITEDHEALTH GROUP (UNH) for the 15-Jun-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

UNH was recently trading at $206.01 and has an implied volatility of 17.95% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for UNH expiring on 15-Jun-2018, there is a 47.01% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $198.45-$242.55 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 50.98%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for UNH to $220.50. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 18 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $145.00 to $250.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for UNH has been updated to 1.24, which indicates a strong buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.27 to 1.25 to 1.25 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for UNH and the mean price target is $18.49, which represents a 7.03% move (14.78% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for UNH is 17.95%, 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 UNITEDHEALTH GROUP closed in the range $196.57-$243.43 on 15-Jun-2018. Based on our analysis, there is a 50.02% likelihood of this return. The maximum return for this trade would be 52.21% if UNITEDHEALTH GROUP closed in the range $200.00-$240.00.

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

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/23/2017 10:31:29 AM 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 VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS $VZ

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Iron Condor trade opportunity for VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS (VZ) for the 20-Apr-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

VZ was recently trading at $49.51 and has an implied volatility of 12.93% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for VZ expiring on 20-Apr-2018, there is a 62.55% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $45.39-$55.48 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 23.41%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for VZ to $50.43. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 17 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $47.00 to $54.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for VZ has been updated to 2.48, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 2.57 to 2.57 to 2.55 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for VZ and the mean price target is $0.49, which represents a 1.87% move (3.84% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for VZ is 14.52%, 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 VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS closed in the range $45.03-$55.97 on 20-Apr-2018. Based on our analysis, there is a 66.37% likelihood of this return. The maximum return for this trade would be 24.07% if VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS closed in the range $46.00-$55.00.

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

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/23/2017 10:31:12 AM 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 GENERAL ELECTRIC $GE

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) for the 15-Jun-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

GE was recently trading at $23.01 and has an implied volatility of 20.34% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for GE expiring on 15-Jun-2018, there is a 27.46% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $24.64-$30.11 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 152.39%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for GE to $27.38. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 8 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $20.00 to $40.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for GE has been updated to 2.55, which indicates a hold consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 2.55 to 2.55 to 2.55 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for GE and the mean price target is $2.49, which represents a 18.96% move (42.19% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for GE is 21.47%, 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 GENERAL ELECTRIC closed at or above $24.41 on 15-Jun-2018. Based on our analysis, there is a 34.59% 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.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/23/2017 10:30:53 AM 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 CHEVRON $CVX

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Iron Condor trade opportunity for CHEVRON (CVX) for the 15-Jun-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CVX was recently trading at $118.99 and has an implied volatility of 12.42% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CVX expiring on 15-Jun-2018, there is a 53.00% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $110.37-$134.90 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 41.01%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for CVX to $122.64. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 11 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $108.00 to $137.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for CVX has been updated to 2.08, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 2.03 to 2.03 to 2.03 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for CVX and the mean price target is $4.01, which represents a 3.06% move (6.31% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for CVX is 15.43%, 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 CHEVRON closed in the range $110.03-$134.97 on 15-Jun-2018. Based on our analysis, there is a 53.93% likelihood of this return. The maximum return for this trade would be 49.55% if CHEVRON closed in the range $115.00-$130.00.

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

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/23/2017 10:30:44 AM 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 VISA $V

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for VISA (V) for the 15-Jun-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

V was recently trading at $107.33 and has an implied volatility of 18.90% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for V expiring on 15-Jun-2018, there is a 40.39% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $107.32-$129.61 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 57.67%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for V to $117.83. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 23 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $89.00 to $139.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for V has been updated to 1.17, which indicates a strong buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.28 to 1.28 to 1.28 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for V and the mean price target is $12.67, which represents a 9.78% move (20.83% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for V is 18.49%, 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 VISA closed at or above $106.20 on 15-Jun-2018. Based on our analysis, there is a 54.61% 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.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/23/2017 10:30:33 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in DBV TECHNOLOGIES S.A. AMERICAN $DBVT

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bear Put Spread trade opportunity for DBV TECHNOLOGIES S.A. AMERICAN (DBVT) for the 17-Nov-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

DBVT was recently trading at $24.10 and has an implied volatility of 97.49% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for DBVT expiring on 17-Nov-2017, there is a 33.65% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $18.46-$24.12 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 43.91%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, DBV TECHNOLOGIES S.A. AMERICAN 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 DBVT 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 DBV TECHNOLOGIES S.A. AMERICAN closed at or below $24.15 on 17-Nov-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 49.70% 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.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/23/2017 10:29:50 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in MALLINCKRODT PUBLIC LIMITED CO $MNK

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for MALLINCKRODT PUBLIC LIMITED CO (MNK) for the 3-Nov-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

MNK was recently trading at $31.64 and has an implied volatility of 45.86% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for MNK expiring on 3-Nov-2017, there is a 35.28% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $31.63-$34.22 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 34.43%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, MALLINCKRODT PUBLIC LIMITED CO 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 MNK on StockTwits appears to be moderately positive, indicating that the stock is likely to follow in that direction for investors trading on sentiment. As a result, a bullish strategy could prove effective if the sentiment ultimately turns out to drive trading.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if MALLINCKRODT PUBLIC LIMITED CO closed at or above $31.60 on 3-Nov-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 51.64% 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.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/23/2017 10:29:38 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 7.4% move in TILE SHOP HOLDINGS $TTS

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

TTS was recently trading at $9.40 and has an implied volatility of 48.19% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for TTS expiring on 17-Nov-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $9.36-$10.59 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 27.79%.

Big 7.43% Change: After closing the last trading session at $8.75, TILE SHOP HOLDINGS opened today at $9.00 and has reached a high of $9.45.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.43% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if TTS maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $9.40 on 17-Nov-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 TILE SHOP HOLDINGS closes at or above $9.30 on 17-Nov-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.92% 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.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/23/2017 10:29:37 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in PETMED EXPRESS $PETS

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

PETS was recently trading at $44.19 and has an implied volatility of 59.87% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for PETS expiring on 17-Nov-2017, there is a 33.82% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $44.22-$51.92 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 33.65%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, PETMED EXPRESS 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 PETS on StockTwits appears to be moderately positive, indicating that the stock is likely to follow in that direction for investors trading on sentiment. As a result, a bullish strategy could prove effective if the sentiment ultimately turns out to drive trading.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if PETMED EXPRESS closed at or above $43.70 on 17-Nov-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 52.57% 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.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/23/2017 10:19:15 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.