Category Archives: Trade Ideas

52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in S & P GLOBAL INC $SPGI

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

SPGI was recently trading at $139.51 and has an implied volatility of 13.40% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for SPGI expiring on 21-Jul-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $140.07-$148.18 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 34.18%.

52 week high: S & P GLOBAL INC recently reached a new 52-week high at $139.51. SPGI had traded in the range $99.15-$139.45 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 SPGI maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $139.51 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 S & P GLOBAL INC closes at or above $139.90 on 21-Jul-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.89% 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 5/24/2017 1:31:27 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 NOKIA $NOK

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

NOK was recently trading at $6.38 and has an implied volatility of 28.00% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NOK expiring on 21-Jul-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $6.40-$7.14 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 23.10%.

52 week high: NOKIA recently reached a new 52-week high at $6.46. NOK had traded in the range $4.04-$6.31 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 NOK maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $6.38 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 NOKIA closes at or above $6.40 on 21-Jul-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.07% 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 5/24/2017 1:31:17 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 EBAY $EBAY

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for EBAY (EBAY) for the 30-Jun-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

EBAY was recently trading at $34.93 and has an implied volatility of 17.92% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for EBAY expiring on 30-Jun-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $35.05-$37.13 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 61.91%.

52 week high: EBAY recently reached a new 52-week high at $34.99. EBAY had traded in the range $22.30-$34.87 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 EBAY maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $34.93 on 30-Jun-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 EBAY closes at or above $34.89 on 30-Jun-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 53.17% 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 5/24/2017 1:31:08 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 PRAXAIR $PX

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

PX was recently trading at $132.78 and has an implied volatility of 17.54% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for PX expiring on 21-Jul-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $132.55-$142.28 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 35.59%.

52 week high: PRAXAIR recently reached a new 52-week high at $133.68. PX had traded in the range $106.31-$131.74 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 PX maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $132.78 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 PRAXAIR closes at or above $132.10 on 21-Jul-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.90% 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 5/24/2017 1:30:55 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 7.0% move in MULESOFT INC $MULE

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

MULE was recently trading at $25.30 and has an implied volatility of 45.95% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for MULE expiring on 21-Jul-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $25.44-$30.52 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 56.25%.

Big 7.02% Change: After closing the last trading session at $23.64, MULESOFT INC opened today at $23.61 and has reached a high of $25.45.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.02% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if MULE maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $25.30 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 MULESOFT INC closes at or above $24.10 on 21-Jul-2017. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 61.68% 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 5/24/2017 1:30:53 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: BLUEBIRD BIO INC. COMMON STOC $BLUE returning up to 28.66% through 17-Nov-2017

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

BLUE was recently trading at $79.10 and has an implied volatility of 62.34% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BLUE expiring on 17-Nov-2017, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $51.54-$123.43 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.06%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 13.78% out of the money and there is a 38.93% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If BLUEBIRD BIO INC. COMMON STOC closes at or above $90.00, this trade could return up to 28.66%. Based on our analysis, there is a 39.10% 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 38.19% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $69.95, 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 5/24/2017 1:30:53 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 BLACKROCK $BLK

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

BLK was recently trading at $394.50 and has an implied volatility of 16.08% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BLK expiring on 19-Jan-2018, there is a 46.45% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $372.83-$455.68 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 43.16%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for BLK to $414.25. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 8 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $378.00 to $442.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for BLK has been updated to 1.77, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.79 to 1.77 to 1.77 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for BLK and the mean price target is $31.50, which represents a 5.01% move (10.41% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for BLK is 17.30%, 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 BLACKROCK closed in the range $370.60-$459.40 on 19-Jan-2018. Based on our analysis, there is a 49.18% likelihood of this return. The maximum return for this trade would be 45.63% if BLACKROCK closed in the range $380.00-$450.00.

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 5/24/2017 1:02:01 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 THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC $TMO

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

TMO was recently trading at $172.05 and has an implied volatility of 17.30% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for TMO expiring on 15-Dec-2017, there is a 43.72% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $172.08-$207.44 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 51.03%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for TMO to $188.58. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 12 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $175.00 to $200.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for TMO has been updated to 1.15, which indicates a strong buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.43 to 1.43 to 1.18 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for TMO and the mean price target is $16.45, which represents a 9.61% move (20.45% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for TMO is 17.14%, 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 THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC closed at or above $171.50 on 15-Dec-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 53.45% 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 5/24/2017 1:01:51 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 ALLERGAN INC $AGN

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

AGN was recently trading at $224.36 and has an implied volatility of 23.19% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for AGN expiring on 17-Nov-2017, there is a 18.78% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $257.47-$314.68 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 386.28%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for AGN to $286.08. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 13 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $220.00 to $400.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for AGN has been updated to 1.5, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.58 to 1.62 to 1.53 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for AGN and the mean price target is $50.64, which represents a 27.51% move (63.68% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for AGN is 24.08%, 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 ALLERGAN INC closed at or above $255.72 on 17-Nov-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 22.29% 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 5/24/2017 1:01:31 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in INOVIO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. C $INO

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bear Call Spread trade opportunity for INOVIO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. C (INO) for the 16-Jun-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

INO was recently trading at $8.89 and has an implied volatility of 82.23% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for INO expiring on 16-Jun-2017, there is a 33.66% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $7.16-$8.89 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 33.33%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, INOVIO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. C 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 INO on StockTwits appears to be significantly 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 INOVIO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. C closed at or below $9.25 on 16-Jun-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 56.86% 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 5/24/2017 1:01:40 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.