Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 8.4% move in U.S. BANCORP $USB

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for U.S. BANCORP (USB) for the 9-Apr-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

USB was recently trading at $38.63 and has an implied volatility of 29.12% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for USB expiring on 9-Apr-2020, there is a 34.21% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $38.63-$38.93 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 21.80%.

Big 8.36% Change: After closing the last trading session at $35.65, U.S. BANCORP opened today at $36.71 and has reached a high of $38.66.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 8.36% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if USB maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $38.63 on 9-Apr-2020. 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 U.S. BANCORP closes at or above $38.63 on 9-Apr-2020. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.03% 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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Synthetic Long Discount Alert: B&G FOODS $BGS trading at a 10.83% discount for the 21-Jan-2022 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for B&G FOODS (BGS) for the 21-Jan-2022 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

BGS was recently trading at $17.27 and has an implied volatility of 55.37% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BGS expiring on 21-Jan-2022, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $8.39-$36.89 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 53.03%.

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 $17.50, which is already $0.23 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 $2.10 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $1.87 per share over the underlying price of $17.27 for a 10.83% 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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Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 7.2% move in HDFC BANK $HDB

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for HDFC BANK (HDB) for the 17-Apr-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

HDB was recently trading at $41.63 and has an implied volatility of 53.39% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for HDB expiring on 17-Apr-2020, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $41.64-$45.12 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 57.80%.

Big 7.18% Change: After closing the last trading session at $38.84, HDFC BANK opened today at $39.60 and has reached a high of $41.65.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.18% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if HDB maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $41.63 on 17-Apr-2020. 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 HDFC BANK closes at or above $41.50 on 17-Apr-2020. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.65% 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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Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 7.4% move in BANK OF AMERICA CORP $BAC

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for BANK OF AMERICA CORP (BAC) for the 9-Apr-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

BAC was recently trading at $25.19 and has an implied volatility of 56.00% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BAC expiring on 9-Apr-2020, there is a 34.18% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $25.19-$25.57 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 38.01%.

Big 7.42% Change: After closing the last trading session at $23.45, BANK OF AMERICA CORP opened today at $24.07 and has reached a high of $25.21.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.42% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if BAC maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $25.19 on 9-Apr-2020. 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 BANK OF AMERICA CORP closes at or above $25.12 on 9-Apr-2020. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 57.41% 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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Synthetic Long Discount Alert: BLUE APRON HOLDINGS INC $APRN trading at a 12.12% discount for the 17-Jul-2020 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for BLUE APRON HOLDINGS INC (APRN) for the 17-Jul-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

APRN was recently trading at $11.72 and has an implied volatility of 206.19% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for APRN expiring on 17-Jul-2020, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $4.01-$34.47 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 54.76%.

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 $12.00, which is already $0.28 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 $1.70 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $1.42 per share over the underlying price of $11.72 for a 12.12% 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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Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 8.2% move in EVERSOURCE ENERGY $ES

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for EVERSOURCE ENERGY (ES) for the 17-Apr-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

ES was recently trading at $90.22 and has an implied volatility of 45.65% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for ES expiring on 17-Apr-2020, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $90.24-$96.67 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 16.28%.

Big 8.24% Change: After closing the last trading session at $83.35, EVERSOURCE ENERGY opened today at $84.45 and has reached a high of $90.28.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 8.24% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if ES maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $90.22 on 17-Apr-2020. 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 EVERSOURCE ENERGY closes at or above $89.30 on 17-Apr-2020. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 56.03% 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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Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 7.7% move in METLIFE $MET

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for METLIFE (MET) for the 1-May-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

MET was recently trading at $36.06 and has an implied volatility of 61.47% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for MET expiring on 1-May-2020, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $36.08-$42.00 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 35.05%.

Big 7.74% Change: After closing the last trading session at $33.47, METLIFE opened today at $34.41 and has reached a high of $36.36.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.74% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if MET maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $36.06 on 1-May-2020. 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 METLIFE closes at or above $36.04 on 1-May-2020. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.28% 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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Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 8.0% move in SEMPRA ENERGY $SRE

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for SEMPRA ENERGY (SRE) for the 17-Apr-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

SRE was recently trading at $131.81 and has an implied volatility of 52.70% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for SRE expiring on 17-Apr-2020, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $131.84-$142.74 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 31.24%.

Big 8.00% Change: After closing the last trading session at $122.05, SEMPRA ENERGY opened today at $122.98 and has reached a high of $132.20.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 8.00% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if SRE maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $131.81 on 17-Apr-2020. 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 SEMPRA ENERGY closes at or above $131.00 on 17-Apr-2020. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 53.19% 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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StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in BIG LOTS $BIG

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bear Put Spread trade opportunity for BIG LOTS (BIG) for the 17-Apr-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

BIG was recently trading at $19.80 and has an implied volatility of 85.60% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BIG expiring on 17-Apr-2020, there is a 34.07% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $17.40-$19.80 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 23.12%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, BIG LOTS 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 BIG 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 BIG LOTS closed at or below $19.85 on 17-Apr-2020. Based on our analysis, there is a 50.80% 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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Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 7.6% move in BARRICK GOLD CORP $GOLD

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Call Spread trade opportunity for BARRICK GOLD CORP (GOLD) for the 1-May-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

GOLD was recently trading at $21.97 and has an implied volatility of 57.79% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for GOLD expiring on 1-May-2020, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $21.98-$25.36 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 43.47%.

Big 7.64% Change: After closing the last trading session at $20.41, BARRICK GOLD CORP opened today at $20.91 and has reached a high of $21.98.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 7.64% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if GOLD maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $21.97 on 1-May-2020. 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 BARRICK GOLD CORP closes at or above $21.97 on 1-May-2020. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.15% 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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