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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 2/11/2019 10:54:08 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: MEDICINES $MDCO returning up to 21.37% through 19-Jul-2019

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for MEDICINES (MDCO) for the 19-Jul-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

MDCO was recently trading at $23.17 and has an implied volatility of 73.19% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for MDCO expiring on 19-Jul-2019, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $14.74-$37.28 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 11.00%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 0.93% in the money and there is a 51.57% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If MEDICINES closes at or above $23.00, this trade could return up to 21.37%. Based on our analysis, there is a 51.63% 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 32.33% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $18.95, 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 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 12.7% move in PROTEOSTASIS THERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON S $PTI

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for PROTEOSTASIS THERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON S (PTI) for the 15-Feb-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

PTI was recently trading at $3.62 and has an implied volatility of 248.19% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for PTI expiring on 15-Feb-2019, there is a 34.16% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $3.62-$4.70 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 12.75%.

Big 12.70% Change: After closing the last trading session at $3.21, PROTEOSTASIS THERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON S opened today at $3.25 and has reached a high of $3.64.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 12.70% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if PTI maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $3.62 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 PROTEOSTASIS THERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON S closes at or above $3.47 on 15-Feb-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 56.38% 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 2/11/2019 10:45:16 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in SERVICENOW $NOW

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for SERVICENOW (NOW) for the 29-Mar-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

NOW was recently trading at $229.66 and has an implied volatility of 32.12% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NOW expiring on 29-Mar-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $230.41-$258.75 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 60.32%.

52 week high: SERVICENOW recently reached a new 52-week high at $232.25. NOW had traded in the range $137.60-$229.50 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 NOW maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $229.66 on 29-Mar-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 SERVICENOW closes at or above $230.00 on 29-Mar-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.61% 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 2/11/2019 10:44:37 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 7.6% move in INVITAE CORP $NVTA

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for INVITAE CORP (NVTA) for the 15-Feb-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

NVTA was recently trading at $14.94 and has an implied volatility of 86.18% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NVTA expiring on 15-Feb-2019, there is a 34.16% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $14.94-$16.80 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 18.98%.

Big 7.56% Change: After closing the last trading session at $13.89, INVITAE CORP opened today at $13.99 and has reached a high of $14.97.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.56% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if NVTA maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $14.94 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 INVITAE CORP closes at or above $14.60 on 15-Feb-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 57.91% 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 2/11/2019 10:44:08 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Synthetic Long Discount Alert: NEW AGE BEVERAGES CORPORATION COMMON $NBEV trading at a 12.25% discount for the 17-Jan-2020 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for NEW AGE BEVERAGES CORPORATION COMMON (NBEV) for the 17-Jan-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

NBEV was recently trading at $6.33 and has an implied volatility of 74.06% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NBEV expiring on 17-Jan-2020, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $2.47-$17.04 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 61.34%.

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 $7.00, which is already $0.67 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 $1.45 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $0.78 per share over the underlying price of $6.33 for a 12.27% 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.

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 2/11/2019 10:44:07 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in PROLOGIS $PLD

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

PLD was recently trading at $71.17 and has an implied volatility of 17.96% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for PLD expiring on 15-Mar-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $71.33-$75.69 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 34.64%.

52 week high: PROLOGIS recently reached a new 52-week high at $71.17. PLD had traded in the range $55.21-$70.63 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 PLD maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $71.17 on 15-Mar-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 PROLOGIS closes at or above $71.15 on 15-Mar-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.71% 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 2/11/2019 10:44:17 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.