Category Archives: Trade Ideas

52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in FIDELITY NATIONAL INFO $FIS

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

FIS was recently trading at $81.71 and has an implied volatility of 14.74% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for FIS expiring on 21-Apr-2017, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $81.69-$87.12 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 36.83%.

52 week high: FIDELITY NATIONAL INFO recently reached a new 52-week high at $81.72. FIS had traded in the range $57.80-$81.67 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 FIS maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $81.71 on 21-Apr-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 FIDELITY NATIONAL INFO closes at or above $81.57 on 21-Apr-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 2/17/2017 2:23:12 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in NU SKIN ENTERPRISES $NUS

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bear Call Spread trade opportunity for NU SKIN ENTERPRISES (NUS) for the 3-Mar-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

NUS was recently trading at $48.34 and has an implied volatility of 60.61% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NUS expiring on 3-Mar-2017, there is a 33.50% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $43.97-$48.32 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 22.88%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, NU SKIN ENTERPRISES 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 NUS 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 NU SKIN ENTERPRISES closed at or below $48.40 on 3-Mar-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 50.10% 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 2/17/2017 2:22:48 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in CARMAX $KMX

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for CARMAX (KMX) for the 17-Mar-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

KMX was recently trading at $66.72 and has an implied volatility of 24.14% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for KMX expiring on 17-Mar-2017, there is a 35.38% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $66.73-$71.62 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 62.58%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, CARMAX 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 KMX 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 CARMAX closed at or above $66.50 on 17-Mar-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 53.21% 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 2/17/2017 2:22:17 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in AETNA $AET

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for AETNA (AET) for the 3-Mar-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

AET was recently trading at $125.76 and has an implied volatility of 21.09% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for AET expiring on 3-Mar-2017, there is a 35.61% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $125.77-$131.27 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 53.23%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, AETNA 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 AET 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 AETNA closed at or above $125.52 on 3-Mar-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 53.35% 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 2/17/2017 2:21:49 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in BOEING $BA

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for BOEING (BA) for the 3-Mar-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

BA was recently trading at $172.97 and has an implied volatility of 13.97% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BA expiring on 3-Mar-2017, there is a 36.33% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $172.98-$178.10 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 56.52%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, BOEING 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 BA 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 BOEING closed at or above $172.94 on 3-Mar-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 52.53% 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 2/17/2017 2:21:23 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: IMPAX LABORATORIES $IPXL returning up to 27.74% through 16-Jun-2017

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for IMPAX LABORATORIES (IPXL) for the 16-Jun-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

IPXL was recently trading at $14.60 and has an implied volatility of 59.30% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for IPXL expiring on 16-Jun-2017, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $10.32-$20.96 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.08%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 19.66% out of the money and there is a 31.37% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If IMPAX LABORATORIES closes at or above $17.50, this trade could return up to 27.74%. Based on our analysis, there is a 31.21% 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 42.02% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $13.70, 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 2/17/2017 2:20:55 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 ANTHEM INC $ANTM

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

ANTM was recently trading at $160.61 and has an implied volatility of 22.42% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for ANTM expiring on 15-Sep-2017, there is a 41.50% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $147.18-$179.89 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 36.55%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for ANTM to $163.54. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 13 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $125.00 to $200.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for ANTM has been updated to 2.19, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 2.07 to 1.93 to 2.20 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for ANTM and the mean price target is $5.39, which represents a 1.82% move (3.73% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for ANTM is 23.54%, 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 ANTHEM INC closed in the range $144.29-$180.71 on 15-Sep-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 46.08% likelihood of this return. The maximum return for this trade would be 39.96% if ANTHEM INC closed in the range $150.00-$175.00.

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 2/17/2017 2:20:29 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 YAHOO! $YHOO

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Iron Condor trade opportunity for YAHOO! (YHOO) for the 21-Jul-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

YHOO was recently trading at $45.07 and has an implied volatility of 23.16% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for YHOO expiring on 21-Jul-2017, there is a 48.76% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $39.81-$48.66 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 50.63%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for YHOO to $44.24. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 21 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $32.00 to $57.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for YHOO has been updated to 2.25, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 2.08 to 2.08 to 2.17 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for YHOO and the mean price target is $1.07, which represents a 1.85% move (3.78% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for YHOO is 23.42%, 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 YAHOO! closed in the range $39.31-$48.69 on 21-Jul-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 51.13% likelihood of this return. The maximum return for this trade would be 52.67% if YAHOO! closed in the range $40.00-$48.00.

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 2/17/2017 2:20:03 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 AETNA $AET

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Long Iron Condor trade opportunity for AETNA (AET) for the 21-Jul-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

AET was recently trading at $125.76 and has an implied volatility of 22.44% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for AET expiring on 21-Jul-2017, there is a 46.63% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $121.24-$148.19 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 53.29%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for AET to $134.71. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 14 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $80.00 to $152.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for AET has been updated to 2.07, which indicates a buy consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 1.80 to 1.80 to 1.88 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for AET and the mean price target is $11.74, which represents a 7.12% move (14.96% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for AET is 23.03%, 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 AETNA closed in the range $121.23-$148.77 on 21-Jul-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 47.24% likelihood of this return. The maximum return for this trade would be 60.51% if AETNA 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 2/17/2017 2:19:36 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 SOUTHERN $SO

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for SOUTHERN (SO) for the 18-Aug-2017 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

SO was recently trading at $47.73 and has an implied volatility of 13.41% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for SO expiring on 18-Aug-2017, there is a 40.61% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $47.73-$57.34 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 75.87%.

Price target: Zacks Research has updated their six-month price target for SO to $52.13. This price target is a consensus price created from the price targets published by 8 participating analysts whose targets ranged from $45.00 to $62.00.

Mean recommendation: Zacks normalizes analyst recommendations to a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a strong buy. Their mean recommendation for SO has been updated to 3.03, which indicates a hold consensus from analysts. Sentiment has moved from 2.94 to 3.03 to 3.03 over the past three months.

Trade approach: The difference between the current price for SO and the mean price target is $4.28, which represents a 9.22% move (19.58% annualized). Since the 180-day implied volatility for SO is 16.42%, 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 SOUTHERN closed at or above $47.69 on 18-Aug-2017. Based on our analysis, there is a 45.45% 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 2/17/2017 2:19:07 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.