Category Archives: Trade Ideas

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 9.7% move in EAGLE MATERIALS $EXP

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for EAGLE MATERIALS (EXP) for the 18-Apr-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

EXP was recently trading at $80.45 and has an implied volatility of 28.43% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for EXP expiring on 18-Apr-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $80.56-$86.30 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 35.36%.

Big 9.71% Change: After closing the last trading session at $73.33, EAGLE MATERIALS opened today at $81.47 and has reached a high of $82.03.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 9.71% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if EXP maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $80.45 on 18-Apr-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 EAGLE MATERIALS closes at or above $80.25 on 18-Apr-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 52.26% 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.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/29/2019 10:40:55 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 PAYPAL HOLDINGS CORP $PYPL

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for PAYPAL HOLDINGS CORP (PYPL) for the 18-Apr-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

PYPL was recently trading at $104.04 and has an implied volatility of 21.15% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for PYPL expiring on 18-Apr-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $104.19-$109.51 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 67.14%.

52 week high: PAYPAL HOLDINGS CORP recently reached a new 52-week high at $104.70. PYPL had traded in the range $70.22-$104.56 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 PYPL maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $104.04 on 18-Apr-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 PAYPAL HOLDINGS CORP closes at or above $104.15 on 18-Apr-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.29% 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 3/29/2019 10:40:39 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 12.5% move in BLACKBERRY LIMITED COMMON STOC $BB

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

BB was recently trading at $9.99 and has an implied volatility of 69.29% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BB expiring on 29-Mar-2019, there is a 34.35% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $9.99-$10.22 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 24.88%.

Big 12.50% Change: After closing the last trading session at $8.88, BLACKBERRY LIMITED COMMON STOC opened today at $9.87 and has reached a high of $10.27.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 12.50% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if BB maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $9.99 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 BLACKBERRY LIMITED COMMON STOC closes at or above $9.90 on 29-Mar-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 65.80% 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 3/29/2019 10:40:38 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in CITIGROUP $C

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for CITIGROUP (C) for the 12-Apr-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

C was recently trading at $62.72 and has an implied volatility of 23.22% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for C expiring on 12-Apr-2019, there is a 35.00% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $62.72-$65.72 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 56.35%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, CITIGROUP 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 C 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 CITIGROUP closed at or above $62.70 on 12-Apr-2019. Based on our analysis, there is a 51.08% 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 3/29/2019 10:40:06 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 NOVARTIS $NVS

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for NOVARTIS (NVS) for the 18-Apr-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

NVS was recently trading at $95.68 and has an implied volatility of 15.40% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NVS expiring on 18-Apr-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $95.82-$99.46 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 42.00%.

52 week high: NOVARTIS recently reached a new 52-week high at $95.68. NVS had traded in the range $72.30-$95.51 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 NVS maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $95.68 on 18-Apr-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 NOVARTIS closes at or above $95.70 on 18-Apr-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.29% 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 3/29/2019 10:40:06 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Synthetic Long Discount Alert: QUTOUTIAO INC. AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES $QTT trading at a 13.14% discount for the 18-Oct-2019 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for QUTOUTIAO INC. AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES (QTT) for the 18-Oct-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

QTT was recently trading at $11.75 and has an implied volatility of 49.57% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for QTT expiring on 18-Oct-2019, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $6.13-$23.20 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 56.92%.

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 $12.50, which is already $0.75 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 $2.25 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $1.50 per share over the underlying price of $11.75 for a 12.77% 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.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/29/2019 10:40:06 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: GREENSKY INC. CLASS A COMMON STOCK $GSKY returning up to 29.42% through 20-Sep-2019

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for GREENSKY INC. CLASS A COMMON STOCK (GSKY) for the 20-Sep-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

GSKY was recently trading at $12.98 and has an implied volatility of 60.81% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for GSKY expiring on 20-Sep-2019, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $8.65-$19.97 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.47%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 15.56% out of the money and there is a 37.61% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If GREENSKY INC. CLASS A COMMON STOCK closes at or above $15.00, this trade could return up to 29.42%. Based on our analysis, there is a 37.61% 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 38.16% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $11.59, 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 3/29/2019 10:40:06 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 16.5% move in GALAPAGOS NV AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES $GLPG

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for GALAPAGOS NV AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES (GLPG) for the 18-Apr-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

GLPG was recently trading at $112.02 and has an implied volatility of 43.18% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for GLPG expiring on 18-Apr-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $112.17-$124.95 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 45.65%.

Big 16.52% Change: After closing the last trading session at $96.13, GALAPAGOS NV AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES opened today at $110.61 and has reached a high of $112.15.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 16.52% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if GLPG maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $112.02 on 18-Apr-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 GALAPAGOS NV AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES closes at or above $111.80 on 18-Apr-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.23% 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 3/29/2019 10:40:06 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: SPRINT $S returning up to 14.16% through 16-Aug-2019

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for SPRINT (S) for the 16-Aug-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

S was recently trading at $5.72 and has an implied volatility of 63.89% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for S expiring on 16-Aug-2019, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $3.83-$8.73 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.22%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 12.66% in the money and there is a 62.15% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If SPRINT closes at or above $5.00, this trade could return up to 14.16%. Based on our analysis, there is a 63.72% 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 25.08% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $4.38, 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.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/28/2019 2:21:35 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: AT HOME GROUP INC $HOME returning up to 23.38% through 20-Sep-2019

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for AT HOME GROUP INC (HOME) for the 20-Sep-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

HOME was recently trading at $17.79 and has an implied volatility of 55.86% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for HOME expiring on 20-Sep-2019, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $12.28-$26.44 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.86%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 6.77% out of the money and there is a 44.69% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If AT HOME GROUP INC closes at or above $19.00, this trade could return up to 23.38%. Based on our analysis, there is a 44.50% 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 34.12% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $15.40, 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 3/28/2019 12:51:27 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.