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Price Target Alert: Trading the Zacks price target change for ANADARKO PETROLEUM $APC

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Call trade opportunity for ANADARKO PETROLEUM (APC) for the 19-Jan-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

APC was recently trading at $45.50 and has an implied volatility of 31.38% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for APC expiring on 19-Jan-2018, there is a 4.18% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $68.13-$83.28 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 3169.39%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for APC to $75.71. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 17 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $42.00 to $108.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for APC has been updated to 2.05, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.54 to 1.50 to 1.77 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for APC and the mean price target is $34.50, which represents a 66.38% move (180.78% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for APC is 31.48%, 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 ANADARKO PETROLEUM closed at or above $67.68 on 19-Jan-2018. Based on our analysis, there is a 5.07% 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.

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 6/23/2017 1:53:54 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 ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS INC $ZBH

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Iron Condor trade opportunity for ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS INC (ZBH) for the 15-Dec-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

ZBH was recently trading at $129.29 and has an implied volatility of 21.59% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for ZBH expiring on 15-Dec-2017, there is a 48.48% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $121.73-$148.78 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 34.86%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for ZBH to $135.25. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 16 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $120.00 to $153.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for ZBH has been updated to 1.98, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.83 to 1.83 to 1.93 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for ZBH and the mean price target is $5.21, which represents a 4.61% move (9.57% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for ZBH is 21.70%, 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 ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS INC closed in the range $120.80-$149.20 on 15-Dec-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 50.79% likelihood of this return. The maximum return for this trade would be 38.89% if ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS INC closed in the range $125.00-$145.00.

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 6/23/2017 1:53:31 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 PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES $PXD

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES (PXD) for the 15-Dec-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

PXD was recently trading at $155.58 and has an implied volatility of 31.38% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for PXD expiring on 15-Dec-2017, there is a 11.57% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $198.79-$242.97 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 832.82%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for PXD to $220.88. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 25 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $140.00 to $268.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for PXD has been updated to 1.19, which indicates a strong buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.10 to 1.17 to 1.16 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for PXD and the mean price target is $68.42, which represents a 41.98% move (103.54% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for PXD is 31.24%, 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 PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES closed at or above $192.70 on 15-Dec-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.

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 6/23/2017 1:53:07 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in ARDELYX INC. COMMON STOCK $ARDX

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Secured Put trade opportunity for ARDELYX INC. COMMON STOCK (ARDX) for the 21-Jul-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

ARDX was recently trading at $5.33 and has an implied volatility of 53.03% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for ARDX expiring on 21-Jul-2017, there is a 34.76% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $5.33-$6.63 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 11.22%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, ARDELYX INC. COMMON STOCK 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 ARDX on StockTwits appears to be significantly 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 ARDELYX INC. COMMON STOCK closed at or above $5.30 on 21-Jul-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 51.50% 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 6/23/2017 1:52:38 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Loser Alert: Trading today’s -8.2% move in FLOOR & DECOR HOLDINGS INC $FND

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bear Put Spread trade opportunity for FLOOR & DECOR HOLDINGS INC (FND) for the 18-Aug-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

FND was recently trading at $40.88 and has an implied volatility of 49.96% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for FND expiring on 18-Aug-2017, there is a 34.13% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $33.35-$41.03 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 33.27%.

Big -8.17% Change: After closing the last trading session at $44.51, FLOOR & DECOR HOLDINGS INC opened today at $44.68 and has reached a low of $40.50.

Trade approach: A movement as big as -8.17% is a significantly bearish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if FND maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bullish side of $40.88 on 18-Aug-2017. 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 FLOOR & DECOR HOLDINGS INC closes at or below $41.30 on 18-Aug-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.26% 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 6/23/2017 1:52:38 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC. COM $SRPT returning up to 23.62% through 17-Nov-2017

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC. COM (SRPT) for the 17-Nov-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

SRPT was recently trading at $34.63 and has an implied volatility of 66.16% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for SRPT expiring on 17-Nov-2017, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $23.08-$52.80 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.07%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 6.87% out of the money and there is a 44.51% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC. COM closes at or above $37.00, this trade could return up to 23.62%. Based on our analysis, there is a 44.40% 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 35.51% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $29.93, resulting in a net loss on the trade.

To find the best covered calls on the market, be sure to check out Quantcha’s covered call screener.

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 6/23/2017 1:52:38 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in KITE PHARMA INC. COMMON STOCK $KITE

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

KITE was recently trading at $98.38 and has an implied volatility of 52.36% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for KITE expiring on 21-Jul-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $98.71-$114.59 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 69.45%.

52 week high: KITE PHARMA INC. COMMON STOCK recently reached a new 52-week high at $98.67. KITE had traded in the range $39.82-$95.44 over the past year.

Trade approach: Reaching a new 52-week high is a bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if KITE maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $98.38 on 21-Jul-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 KITE PHARMA INC. COMMON STOCK closes at or above $97.95 on 21-Jul-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 52.08% 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 6/23/2017 1:36:04 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in BRUNSWICK $BC

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for BRUNSWICK (BC) for the 21-Jul-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

BC was recently trading at $62.82 and has an implied volatility of 21.73% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BC expiring on 21-Jul-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $63.01-$67.14 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 48.12%.

52 week high: BRUNSWICK recently reached a new 52-week high at $62.91. BC had traded in the range $41.19-$62.50 over the past year.

Trade approach: Reaching a new 52-week high is a bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if BC maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $62.82 on 21-Jul-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 BRUNSWICK closes at or above $63.00 on 21-Jul-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.13% 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 6/23/2017 1:35:39 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Loser Alert: Trading today’s -7.3% move in XBIOTECH INC. COMMON STOCK $XBIT

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Covered Put trade opportunity for XBIOTECH INC. COMMON STOCK (XBIT) for the 21-Jul-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

XBIT was recently trading at $4.99 and has an implied volatility of 112.48% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for XBIT expiring on 21-Jul-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $3.64-$5.00 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 19.79%.

Big -7.29% Change: After closing the last trading session at $5.38, XBIOTECH INC. COMMON STOCK opened today at $5.46 and has reached a low of $4.86.

Trade approach: A movement as big as -7.29% is a significantly bearish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if XBIT maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bullish side of $4.99 on 21-Jul-2017. 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 XBIOTECH INC. COMMON STOCK closes at or below $5.41 on 21-Jul-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 59.87% 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 6/23/2017 1:35:17 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in ATHENAHEALTH $ATHN

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for ATHENAHEALTH (ATHN) for the 14-Jul-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

ATHN was recently trading at $145.63 and has an implied volatility of 31.74% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for ATHN expiring on 14-Jul-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $146.22-$157.01 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 24.15%.

52 week high: ATHENAHEALTH recently reached a new 52-week high at $148.69. ATHN had traded in the range $90.11-$146.90 over the past year.

Trade approach: Reaching a new 52-week high is a bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if ATHN maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $145.63 on 14-Jul-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 ATHENAHEALTH closes at or above $144.95 on 14-Jul-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 54.89% 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 6/23/2017 1:35:24 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.